Monday, May 29, 2006
So here is my finished challenge. From the start I knew I wanted to stitch a black cat and that I wanted it to become a little matt. I got my inspiration from the calico cats but the design itself is my own and I decided to go with a silhouette cat in the end. I also knew that I wanted to create a border using my newly learned hardanger. The silk stitch hearts were added as an extra to fill in some space. It was looking a little blank to me and I quite like the way it turned out. I then used my first hem stitch to tidy up the edges and used beads to set it off. I am really pleased with the way it has turned out. My hardanger still isn't the neatest but I'm still learning. It made my mum happy when I gave it to her anyway (I posted a picture on the forum too).
Afterwards I went back to my practice Hardanger piece. This time I used part of the star in silk stitch to decorate round the edges. I am going to do one more border and then I think I am finished with this one. I have ordered another Hardanger book and am impatiently waiting for it. I will probably do another practice piece in the next week or so. This week though it is back to the snowman. With any luck grandson 3 will make an appearance and I can get you all to name him (or it could be a her).
This website here is quite good if you want to learn a little about Hardanger. It also gives some tutorials.
Keep going, Karen! I want to see more!
Lots of hugs!
That is a very nice design. The colors, layout, use of space. (I sound like I know what I'm talking about, I don't) I really liked it. Great job!
Have a good one!