Sunday, October 11, 2009

Crafty Challenge #1 received



This is my first finished Crafty Challenge project. I was just waiting for Eleanor Deyeson to let me know she received her gift before I posted pictures (didn't want to ruin the surprise!). Here it is, a needlebook embroidered with naturally dyed silk and wool pages and lining, plus a little pocket on the inside. The pattern is my Brick Stitch Pattern #13, which I charted months ago but have been waiting to post until I actually used it to make something. It is one of my favorites! I'd love to see this in orange and green as well, maybe another time.

The ground fabric is 32 count linen embroidered with a single strand of silk.





On a side note, I think I will post some pictures of the non-medieval crafting I've been doing lately. That's where my efforts have been lately, and I feel badly about letting so much time go by in between posts.

7 comments:

stolte said...

Indeed a lovely pattern. Have you dyed the silk yourself?

//Cristina

Tristán Z. said...

Ooh, I like this pattern!

Kathy Storm said...

@stolte - dyeing is not one of my many interests (must resist new interests!), but my friend who lives around the corner from me did the dyeing, I have other colors from her, too.

@Tristan - thanks, I like it too. I was greedy and kept it for myself until I made something. Zig zags, stripey, bold colors - it has all my favorites!

Racaire said...

looks very lovely! :)

Krista Barber said...

Will you post any pics of your Halloween extravaganza? I am eager to see how the paper mache stuff turned out.

Tatiana (Arya) said...

Thank you for a nice pattern :) http://eyraruna.blogspot.com/2012/04/blog-post_25.html

eleanor-deyeson said...

I'd like you to know that I use this needlebook all the time. It has endured the use quite well, and still looks lovely. Thank you so much.
Eleanor Deyeson