Sunday, 29 April 2012

PROJECTS: Hooped

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Surprising, I learnt a lot about cross stitch from this project and sometimes you just need that little challenge to make you a better crafter. The design was one I found in my grans house when we were clearing out her things. By the sizing of the canvas it appeared to be perhaps intended as a cushion cover but I wanted to give it an update. 

In addition, I believed this project would be relatively easy to do, all I planned to do was reuse a pattern printed onto canvas as a template to sew it upon a piece of material. In reflection I'm a bit of a tight stitcher so pulling out the canvas one line at a time wasn't easy and resulted in picking at times the thread as well as the canvas. Insert at this time a rather unhappy crafty face. I was peed off with this sewing for sure, all the holding and the picking had really dirtied up the piece and I was on the verge of throwing it out. But it's a wonder what a soak in some warm water and washing up liquid will do and I finished the sewing off using an embroidery hoop for framing. While its not the best piece I've ever done, its nice and starts to fill up one of our blank walls with lots of hoops somewhat alike this;

28 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous, I don't think I would have the patience or skills to do something like this. I've been on the lookout for some embroidery hoops to use as wall decoration! They do look fab on walls grouped together xxx

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    1. They really do don't they, especially when they are a miss match of sizes!

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  2. you're so creative! it's lovely :)

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  3. looks so pretty, very clever lady xx

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  4. The black outline around the florals is gorgeous, Rachael! I love the colours!

    Jem xXx

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    1. The black really doesn't make the flowers stand out doesn't it, I was a little unsure of all the black outlines at first but it seems to work really well especially with painting the hoop black.

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  5. I love how this looks, so creative :)! xx

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  6. I think it is gorgeous! I would love to learn how to do that. I also really like the idea of displaying them on the wall like the images above :]

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    1. I think showing them as a collective really adds something.

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  7. I really love this project; it's gorgeous! I'm just stopping over to say hi since you visited my blog earlier today! It's nice to meet such friendly & crafty people :)

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    1. I love looking at tonnes of crafty things, wonders of how much they inspire me to make more things!

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  9. Ooooo this is so ridiculously pretty!

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  10. It looks amazing! My mum always complains about how dirty the get from being held. x

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    1. I never really thought or noticed it till I did this project, maybe i'll have to wash all my next projects too!

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  11. that looks great, it's one of those things I wish I can do but I tried and just can't haha

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    1. Like I wish I was so imaginative with your DIYS and outfits!

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  12. It looks really nice, I love the idea of having a bunch of them down the wall like that, it will look so good!
    Charlotte

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    1. Yeah totally going to be a wall in progress methinks.

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  13. What a great idea! I haven't cross stitched in a very long time, but it's oh so much fun!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  14. So very pretty, I haven't cross stitched in a VERY long time!

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  15. It is lovely and looks like hard work!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  16. I love doing cross stitch, I've done it since I was about 8 years old.

    I've never seen it displayed like that before though. It looks great, totally inspired.

    X

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