Saturday, October 24, 2015

it's been awhile.....

since I posted but I have been stitching, lacing, crocheting, knitting and doing a whole lot of experimenting. I've been creating a lot of small scraps and hate to throw anything away so I've started a scrap scroll that is attached to a wooden spool. I'll have a scrap scroll library someday as I have quite a few wooden spools to fill.

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scrap scroll on a wooden spool

The triangular shawl I was making for my knitted coat is finished so I'm ready for winter, if it ever arrives.

crocheted triangular shawl....goes over my head like a cowl

The bobbin lace tree is finally finished. The finishing was a nightmare...trying to manage all those hanging threads with knots in them. I did think I would be able to hide the knots but didn't do a great job of that. I finally gave up and tacked it all down after spending hours trying to make neat braids. Not a perfect ending but I am pleased with it nevertheless. It is in a glass shadow box frame.

this is what it looked like before braiding

after auditioning lots of backgrounds, I decided on this green wool felt. The color is much more vibrant in person.

....And I've been having lots of fun making all kinds of paper and fabric samples in Karen Ruane's class Sampling for Stitch.



an accidental happening ... letter over fabric and doodled circles



There are more images of what I've been up to over on Instagram. So hop on over there if you're interested to see them.

Have a great weekend and see you again sometime soon.

16 comments:

Nancy said...

LOVE the memory spool of scraps Deanna! What a great idea. Your patience with the bobbin lace amazes me, something I could never do. The shawl is so pretty...so much texture.

Rachel said...

You've been having a lot of wonderful stitchy adventures. Well done with the tree - that must have been an epic task!

helen salo said...

That tree is wonderful, and like the scrap roll idea I ha be lots of antique wood spools I could fill. 😊

Ms. said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again: YOU are the tenth wonder! Great ideas and the patience to follow through are your hallmarks. The scrap spools, the shawl and the BEAUTIFUL lace tree are just wonderful.

Jane Galley said...

The scrap roll is a great idea and I just love that tree, well worth persevering with all those threads

margaret said...

the spool is a great idea for saving scrap memories. Your shawl is beautiful and your trees have worked so very well and look great framed with the green you have certainly been creative and busy

susan hemann said...

you have been busy! wonderful work! i would have had all those threads tangled up in one big knot. hope you are ok with the weather headed your way. getting cold here but the leaves are beautiful
i really love the idea of a scrap story wound on the spool

karen said...

beautiful, inspirational work Deanna, you never fail.....

neki desu said...

nifty idea that of scrap roll.it's a great reference library.

handstories said...

Great idea with the scrap scrolls…imagining something like the ancient scrolls of Alexandria!

Peggy said...

All so wonderful, Deanna -- I love seeing your instagram photos, too!

Vicki W said...

I LOVE the bobbin lave tree! The memory spool is also a fantastic idea.

FlashinScissors said...

Your scrap roll idea is quite brilliant, Deanna, I need one! Lovely lace tree, and you set it very nicely in that frame. Lovely images on Instagram too! Love the shawl. Barbara xx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm in total awe over that magnificent tree. Just looking at the sheer number of threads you had to weave into the trunk gives me heart palpitations. My DH will tell you that tangled up yarn or thread sends me over the edge and more often than not (knot, hah!) I will just throw the whole thing in the nearest garbage. He, fortunately, did a ton of fishing when he was younger and has great patience with untangling lines, so he will sit and detangle my messes.

Jillayne said...

Love that roll of samples on the spool - I know I've told you that before, but it is so delightful!

deanna7trees said...

Anita has left a new comment on your post "it's been awhile.....":

That tree is gorgeous..to keep the ends tangle free must have been a big task..fabric scroll is a wonderful idea.

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