Sunday, 30 October 2011

Something a bit different

Do you remember these little designs from almost 2 years ago? Some of them have crept onto various blog headers....

Finally, after being scrumpled and distressed,  all the pieces have been 'pasted' into my 'Edwardian Nature Scrapbook Page'.

(Sorry about the the poor quality photos, but I completely forgot to take a picture before it was framed - duh!  More haste, less speed should be my  mantra...)

I wanted to achieve something completely different from my 'normal' stitching style,  and mix up techniques. Inspiration came from journalling and some of the amazing mixed media work on the net.


It was great fun creating this, although initially, distressing and chopping /pulling threads felt  odd,  I found stepping out of my comfort zone very liberating!.

What  risks have you taken with your  art or stitching, and how did you  feel?  Or maybe you are thinking of doing something radically different? I would love to know.x


  1. I love this so much! It is beautiful!!!!!!!

  2. Love it! I love using bits I've worked on before that have just waited around for the right project.

  3. What a wonderful piece of fabric- art. This is so special.
    Happy Halloween and a gorgeous night

  4. I love this and now I want one - all I have to do is learn how to embroider!

  5. I saw this on Craft Gossip and had to have a look. Its so gorgeous. What a good idea.
    Emma - The Sparkly Fairy

  6. Hi Jules,
    I remember those small embroidery pieces you were working on. They have come together beautifully to make a lovely picture and your photos look very fine to me!
    It is great to be back blogging again and to catch up with you.
    I hope you had a Happy Halloween!
    Best wishes,
    Jo. xx

  7. This is absolutely wonderful! Well done.Maisie

  8. What a great idea! Most of my embroideries just end up in a draw, well done :)

  9. I've done my share of hetgun work and other hard distressing - believe me, aiming a heatgun at a piece you've worked on for hours is always scary, but the results are worth it more often than not. I love this ppicture!


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