Tuesday, 19 May 2009

My autumn and Spring ATC’s for the Embroiderers Guild Forum Swap

My autumn and Spring ATC’s for the Embroiderers Guild Forum Swap.
Well I am now three quarters of the way through this swap. Here are my autumn and Spring ones.

I have used the same 28count linen that I used for my Winter ATC’s on the autumn ones.
This is the one I did for Anney. Two woven spirals and sewn with variegated no 5 Perle cotton.

For Dianne I used a Stef Francis dyed silk for the leaf, and the side panel was at top cream No 5 Perle cotton, and the base is hand dyed 6 stranded cotton.

For Elizabeth’s I used the same hand dyed stranded cotton in Dianne’s.
I love doing sumptuous surfaces. This one was my favourite.

For Grace, I practiced my trellis stitch for the side panel and the leave is a whipped stem stitch. Thread used is a No 5 Perle cotton.

For Isabelle’s I used a brownish chiffon added beads and again used my favourite Perle cotton.

Julie who is new to the swap I had some lovely sparkle felt, and I just overstitched with some gold thread, and added some Fly stitch leaves in the side panel.

Kim was also new to the Forum; I did a fly stitch large leave and some smaller ones in variegated stranded cotton. I then used some leftover paint for the background; it just looked a little to bear.

And last was Mandy’s. Here I used my Perle No 5 variegated cotton again, and wove a grid on the side panel, the leave was backstitched and then I had the veins coming from the centre out, they are woven into the backstitch.

Lastly for my Spring ATC’s I decided to make them all the same. I discovered this lovely lace in Shrewsbury, so I cut out the flowers and dyed them in some herbal tea, the one Michael likes, Orange Mango and Cinnamon tea. I then added a couple of Butterfly’s. They are sewn on a piece of green jade silk I got for 50p (for a metre or yard).


Linda Stokes said...

Wow! beautiful embroidery - lucky people who'll receive them.

Anonymous said...

Wow Arlene these turned out so nicely. I love the color choices, you got some stunning colored threads. Your embroidery is a clear reflection of your amazing talent. Just beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Ok I also need to ask what sumptuous surfaces is? Is it a technique or something else. What I want to know is it something that can be learned and where to learn it. The ATC with the leave and the thick section to the left of it is so breath taking, You could stare at these for hours looking at all the fine details. So pretty Arlene.

Kelly Fletcher said...

Elizabeth's sumptuous surface is great. I can see why you love doing that style of embroidery.

Diane said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I love your work on the ATCs. Your favourite is also my favourite. It's just packed full of sumptuousness!

Shari said...

I so enjoyed your Ning blogs. I am sure that this will be just as good for all of us to be able to watch your embroidery skills flow out of your needle. Lovely work on the ATC's. Each is unique and beautiful in its own way. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. Lucky ladies on the receiving end.