All 5 geoemtric animal embroidery patterns are now available as a bundle. The patterns are very simple to do and beginner friendly. But what to do with so many patterns? Hanging embroidered pictures on the walls is not for everybody, so embellish the back of a nice shirt, embroider a cloth bag, a sports bag or the old-fashioned cushion cover. There are so many possibilities! Jana shared a beautiful example of how to apply embroidery to everyday objects here, take a look 🙂
May I present you the 3rd piece of our underwater creatures series for our mother-daughter-project Adventures in crossing stitches. This set contains the turtle, jellyfish and world domination octopus.
Brand new in the beastiarium of hand puppets – the FROG. Flicking through old photos I found this one – it’s one of my oldest hand puppet designs and one of my favorites, too. Look at these eyes! So cute. Better late than never. Now you can make your own frog hand puppet, too. Knit a golden ball for this and it’s ready to go for a frog king puppet theater.
Continueing the geometric animals series, here comes the rabbit – or easter bunny. This one is a really really fast embroidery project. Like the others it’s stitched in running stitch using pearl cotton and then threaded on the outline, nose and eyes.
Here are the rabbit’s geometric pals:
Catching up with preserving memories. I’m 5 years behind!
Sewing a new skirt. Made with linen fabric.
My only (!!!) new years resolution was to create a new handpuppet every single week of 2012. Whenever it’s possible I will publish the pattern for these puppets, too, but I think it won’t be managable every week.
After mind storming a huge list of animals suitable as a handpuppet I recognized 52 puppets are not enough. If I like handpuppets anymore after this project, there will be more in the future definitely! Since there are so many of them I try to sort them per month, so every month has it’s own theme.
And because 52 handpuppets are not enough work, I also want to use manymanymany new techniques I never used whether they were intimidating, exausting or I simply never knew they were existing. It’s quite intimidating to use a totally new technique on a bigger project like sweaters, jackets or even bags, but it’s ok with smaller things like handpuppets. If there’s a mistake it’s not a big deal to start over again. The following list shows the techniques I used (and never used before) for my handpuppets. Tutorials on special techniques are always included in my patterns and sometimes published on my blog.
#2: walrus – Walross, i-cord (& grafting/kitchener stitch)
#3: ice bear – Eisbär, i-cord
chinese new year: the dragon – Drache
#5: buffalo – Büffel
#6: crocodile – Krokodil, tuck stitch
#8: rhino – Nashorn
#9: snail – Schnecke(short rows, i-cord)
#10: dachshund – Dachs
#11: mouse – Maus
#12: mole – Maulwurf
#13: great tit – Kohlmeise (intarsia in the round, stranded knitting)
#14: easter lamb – Osterlamm (cables)
#15: boar – Wildschwein(i-cord)
#16: stag bug – Hirschkäfer (many i-cords)
#17: squirrel- Eichhörnchen (bobbles)
#18: pelican – Pelikan (short rows)
#19: lionfish – Feuerfisch (manymanymany i-cords)
#20: turtle – Schildkröte (crochet)
#21: squid – Tintenfisch (8 I-cords ;))
#22: lobster – Hummer
#28 green-eyed cat
The a-puppet-a-week-project is currently on pause. But I will continue sometime in the future, not so soon, though. I’m really pleased I made it this far with this project and made it through the first half.