Wow - can't believe that it's been almost a month since I last posted! I'm finished stitching, crocheting and putting together all of my Christmas gifts and they are all wrapped and under the tree. I bought this Mill Hill Bead ornament kit a number of years ago and finally made it and have sent it to my sister.
I so enjoy the look of blackwork embroidery and knowing a friend of mine enjoys blue and white I stitched this ornament up for her. I really would like to do one for myself as well.
Resist dyeing using felt was loads of fun and I will DEFINITELY be trying out this technique again. I used the pieces to make into 4 book covers. I used wooden clothes pins on the above piece as a resist.
I also used various clips, washers and folds. Some worked better than others.
My 4 coptic bound books - 3 of which I gave away as Christmas gifts
but this one I kept for myself. :)
Inside front cover. I made 5 signatures of 4 pages each and covered a piece of mat board for the cover.
You can really see the clip and washers that I used as resists on this felted cover.
Blue Jay is sticking around and holding his own against the 7 Magpies
that are in the yard. Usually the Magpies get the few peanuts I put out
each day but not today!
Have a safe and joy-filled Christmas everyone and a very Happy New Year!!!