I have shown a little bit of this cross stitch piece every now and then. Now it's finished! My cross stitch advent calendar! This pattern is part of the collaboration with my mother. She is the designer behind the motifs and I rearranged them to one picture, changed some little things and made a pattern out of it.
Christmas is not exactly around the corner right now, but let me tell you, it's going to take while to stitch this one up, so it's best to start a bit earlier then december. It took me about 2 weeks to make this one happen (the stitching alone). Some motifs are faster to make and some take their time, but at average you could do this as an actual advent calendar - one motif a......
A new pattern is available in my shops from today: the chambray alphabet. It's my very first ABC and I like how the colors blend, but not too much. During my researches for the stitch-lexicon I realized, that many wonderful stitches don't get the chance to even apear in embroidery patterns. No wonder these kind of get lost in all the running and back stitches around. So for this pattern I wanted to use a very simple stitch like the back stitch, but found a neater - and more economic! - way to fill the letters out: The side-to-side stitch. It's a variation of the stem stitch and it creates 2 lines of back stitches in one row AND uses up less thread than 2 sets of back stitch would. So with the side-to-side stitch you save time and thread. I also think it looks neater than......
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 :)
5 Set geometric animals
- running stitch, whipped running stitch
max. 18x10,54cm/7x4.15inch (varies)
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.
Underwater creatures III
- cross stitch
I have just released a new pattern in the geometric animals series. It's the Unicorn + Horse! I can't believe I have not made a horse earlier, since it's one of the animals most talked about in this family. So last but not least - the unicorn and horse for all you horselovers out there. Geometric Unicorn+Horse Embroidery skills: - running stitch, threaded running stitch Finished measurements: unicorn 15x14cm/5.9x5.5inch horse 15x10,5cm/ 5.9x4.13inch Buy here: Continue Reading
Recently I have been working on a project with my mother. She is a gifted embroiderer and has made some beautiful motifs in cross stitch over the last years to make gifts from. Around christmas we got the idea, that it would be a shame to let these gorgeous patterns sit in storage for years to come and decided to make digital patterns out of them.
My mother has a different style than me, but we share our love for bold colors and playful motifs. We also love adventures and travel so I picked the name "Adventures in crossing stitches". For me exploring the textile world is like an adventure and for my mother it is very adventurous to publish her ideas.
So the first series in our collaboration are these colorful underwater world creatures.
The elephant is a new addition to the geometric animals series. I hope you enjoy it!
- running stitch
- threaded running stitch
My sister's birthday wish this year was a blue slouchy hat with a light yarn and pattern. She has beautiful light red hair and the color she picked makes her hair shine even more. Since it's her birthday and I made the calculations anyway, I'll give you this pattern as a gift, too. It's adult size and quite wide to sit loosely on the head. It's not too long, so you can fold the brim and wear it as a cap, too. I'm tempted to make one for me actually!
The wool this hat is made from is Lamana Como, a new yarn. It's unbelievably soft and light. The weight is spectacular for the length (25g for 120m), that's why you should double the amount of yarn stated below, if you substitute it for another one. The hat in the Como yarn is 50g.
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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.
Frog hand puppet
- knitting in the round with DPNs
- chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet
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