Lorelei thanks for your comments. Glad you like my non-symmetrical designs...its my weird brain...why do you think I called my blog shirleystwistedthreads...I was likening that to the way my brain travels...it just goes running off onto tangents. If anyone deserves a medal it is my DH for coping with my airy fairy ways when he is such a staid person...
Yes it could be my son has ramped up my protection on my computer. I run linux not MS thought it could be that, but then I would not have been able to open any if it was that...I just get a box that says I need a password to open the pdf files....weird. what I did get was remarkable...i got the tatting and the network ones... just love those old patterns.
Dear Lorelei, thanks for your kind comment. You know: I learn everywhere around me, and on the Net, here also in stitchin fingers where I can sse so many forms of craft stitches! I am unable to copy, but with impregnation, everything become mine.
I agree with you about designing. I can follow patterns for the counted thread work, but like to put them together myself. I dont seem to have the ability to copy directly...always end up puting my own slant on it....think that Is because I probably dont absorb the directions properly and go off on my own tangent half way through. That is why I like the underwater embroidery because i can do my own thing.
Thanks for your nice comment Lorelei, this actually was original. Some of the ladies in the sewing group I belong to wanted to learn a bit about pulled thread, so I tried to cover what I could over a couple of lessons..and made up bags like these as samples of what could be achieved. They all took to it, and everyone came up with their own interpretation of the design. It was really pleasing. it was a nice local group where if someone learned something they shared it with everyone. Dianne Cahill on this site was one of the stalwarts of the group. i have known her a long time.
Lorelei, I posted a thank you and comment on my page..I am told that is not the right way to go and i should click on your photo or name when I want to make a thank you comment or people dont see them...is that the way it works or do you get a message if i put it on my page.
Lorelei, thank you for the invitation and I will join. The more knowledge I gain, the more improvement in my embroidery. And I would like you to know how much I have enjoyed looking at your impressive range of work.
Lorelei, thanks for your comments. I have joined the pulled and drawn thread group, but it may be a little while before i can contribute anything...I need to remember which family members i have given my pieces to and see if I can get photos..
Also looked at your website and you have done just so much work...I am finding it hard out here in the country to find the linens...but am working on it.
Hhi, Lorelei. YEs, all the life is fabric and threads. It's metaphoric. But I don't eat vegetables or cake in fabric!!
For the old napkin, it's was from my grand mother and most serious than my fun table lunch.
going in this page for answer, I have noticed that you have an new site, it's now in my favorites.
CyberStitchers offers GCCs regularly. The cost for the teacher is divided among all taking the course at that time. The last one I took ( Mariposa), the cost was just slightly more than what one would pay for the text alone. Well worth it in my opinion.
I agree that drawn /pulled thread designs are few and far between. How clever that you are able to design your own. Now I need to finish at least a few of my WIPs so that I am able to spend some quality time with your tutorials.
Thank you for the inspiration! :)
It is no wonder that you say drawn thread work is your specialty. You seem to have the design ability as well as the stitching ability. Now that you explained ptb4, I understand the method. Thank you. I am looking forward to reviewing your blogs in more detail. The one you referred to is very easy to follow. So , you are a stitcher, a designer, and a teacher!
I could NEVER afford the EGA classes at the prices listed in the catalogs. Do you know - if you are a member - even of CyberStitchers- many classes are offered for just the cost of the text? That, being much more affordable for me is how I am able to take CCs once in a while.
I looked at the yellow piece you refer to - pt42. Yes, very interesting. You are very talented. I will check out the blog you mention. Thank you for the suggestion. THe yellow one I spoke of previously is ptb4.
Have you seen the current Ilse Altherr CC - Ikebana? Unfortunately, I will not be able to take that course in the near future.
Yes, I had thought about the dark backing. I tried several colors and was not satisfied. So I just left well enough alone. Perhaps it was the vivid blue of the flowers. What color would you have chosen? I do like my little pin cushion with the dark red behind the stitching. Next time, perhaps.
I have viewed some of your photos. You have so many excellent pieces. I am especially curious about some of your hem-stitching. I am a novice at that. I am satisfied with the basic hem-stitching that I do, but have been reluctant to move forward. You have a yellow piece that appears to have a "double" hem-stitch. Very delicate and beautiful.
I hope this comment works. When I "reply" I somehow reply to myself! ANother learning experience.