Pretty in purple


This is the purple one, finished a little more quickly because I’m getting back into the swing of hand sewing. I find it immensely soothing. I’ve finished a little bird and used that one to try out some different stitches and play around with colour. I’ll hang that one up next to the lass’ bird prints from Geninne. Let’s just say that I’m going for ‘primitive simplicity’ while Geninne is clearly an artist!

I’ve an idea about transforming line drawings from out of copyright children’s books into embroideries – pre-1960. I have a thing for the dashing heroines of the children’s annuals of the 1940s and 50s.Perhaps machine sewing, with handsewn or painted embellishments? Something to mull over.


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