Hello, my dear readers. I hope you’re fine. I wasn’t here for a long time but I was creating and boosting a new site on Facebook. You know, it takes a lot of time. Today we have our 100th like on Facebook and I can return here. By the way, the site is Stitchesandquills
Some days ago I received a lovely magazine which I bought long enough on this site and I’d like to introduce it to you. This is Margaret Sherry Cross Stitch Collection from Classic Craft Series with 74 charts inside. “This collection, showcasing some of Margaret Sherry’s best work, was selected with her family’s continued support”, – write an editor Fiona Baker. “Margaret Sherry had an undeniable talent for illustration – with just a few carefully placed lines she breathed personality and an enduring sense of fun into her characters. It’s no wonder Margaret’s colourful illustrations made her a favourite with fans around the world.” Margaret herself in an interview, which is in the magazine, said, that in her understanding people love her design so much because of an “expression, emotion and humour” was a natural part of all her characters, which “give the ‘feel-good factor’ to the onlooker.” And that’s the truth. I love all her characters – mice, cats, bears, hares, foxes, hedgehogs, dogs and etc and now I just have them in one place. What more could you want? As for me, that’s enough! I must add, that in the magazine you find Alphabet chart set, cut-out papers for making postcards, a guide to beginners cross-stitchers and original artwork & interview with this great artist – Margaret Sherry.
The second part – Cottage back is ready 🙂 You can see both parts on the first picture, then only Cottage back and on the third picture the same part before back stitch had been completed.
Some update on 3D Cottage Sal, the first part – Cottage Front is ready. There are 2 pictures here. The first presents the Cottage Front without back stitch, the next one – completed piece. So you can compare, how back stitch brings stitching to life.
One more element to the Cats through Time Sal, this time this gentelman is the last one. After I wash and iron the embroidery, I’ll show you the whole thing, but in the meantime, just this one fragment even without a frame.
A few weeks ago Kate Worthington announced that together with dizainer Lucie Heaton organize free Sal, which they called Furry Tales – Medieval Fun. Every Friday the members of the group received a pattern and after 7 weeks I can show you the finished stitching. It was a pleasure to stitch these wonderful creatures in the Medieval style. Very funny and cheerful, no matter who they are – a King, a Quenn, a Princess, a Knight, a Wizard or a Jester – they evoke a smile on everyone’s face. Here are some pictures of the process. DMC threads, Iridescent Evenweave 32 count.
On 11 October 2018, a meeting of the Jury of the VII edition of the Inspired by Colour competition organised by P.H. “SK”, a representative of the DMC brand in Poland and the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź took place. 216 works by 130 authors from all over Poland were admitted to the competition. An award was granted in the Debut category. In the Personal Inspirations category, 3rd, 2nd and 1st place was awarded. Additionally, the CMW awarded two distinctions. The works were also awarded by regional representatives of the DMC brand, Wena Desing publishing house, haberdashery stores Jola from the Tricity, Internet shop, online coricamo shop, online bow shop and haberdashery shop A Guzik from Warsaw. Congratulations to all the awarded persons. The exhibition of all competition entries can be seen in the Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź until 11.11.2018.
This post is not accidental, because one of my works – Irys – received two awards. I am very grateful to the organizers of this competition, who gave me the opportunity to see a lot of beautiful works, which you can see by following the link below. In addition, I would like to thank the talented painter Oksana Gatalskaja , the author of this beautiful Irys, according to which the designer Anna Kuznietsova made the pattern. Thank you!
Inspired by Colours
Happy me 🙂
A year and 20 days – it took me so many time to complete this beauty. Have to say that it was a year of pure pleasure, I enjoyed every stitch, even back stitch in two strands 🙂 The author of the pattern is very talented designer Anna Kuznietsova
Stitched on Murano 32 count Evenweave DMC thread.