Sunday, January 16, 2011

Watching Cricket & Stitching

During last week I dyed quite a lot of lace and some doileys.

I often buy linen and doyleys from op shops and if they are stained or torn they are ideal for a change of colour.

I am continuing to work my way through my stash and pieces that I have stitched but not used.
This is one of the first pieces of silk ribbon embroidery that I attempted. 

It turned out to be ideal for the front of a needlebook.   (yes I know I have plenty of them).
This was fun to do.  I used up lots of peices of felt and the inside is a piece of cotton I have had for about 10 years.  I really like the colours and shall probably keep this one for myself.


Jensters said...

Oh Dianne i have some of your wonderful dyed lace....and its your ribbon embroidery and needlecase too x

Linda said...

Hello Dian, love the silk ribbon flowers, and the way you've worked them to echo those in the background fabric. You certainly have got some beautiful colours in your dyeing - I particularly love the golden yellow pieces of lace. Your needlecase is really lovely. How many needlecases have we made between us now???? [LOL]. I've lost count.

Juliettecherry said...

Your dyed items always look lovely, it's a very good idea. Gives them a modern twist.

I really like your ribbon embroidery, it is so pretty.