Monday, 16 April 2012

embroidering an idea...


i'm by no means an embroiderer, but i can't help feeling pleased with this little project - i keep it in a little drawstring bag made of summersville strike offs and i take it whenever we're away and try to get a little bit done when i've got a spare 5 minutes. i'm trying to embroider enough for the front of a sofa cushion, but i might be some while...just thought you might appreciate a new idea on how to use some summersville! alphabetty would look brilliant done like this too...

24 comments:

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nickynackynoo said...

Nice! Wish I had the patience.

Amy said...

Oh my goodness this is amazing! Lovely fabrics made double-lovely with some added threads. Too cool :)

Flying Blind... said...

Brilliant!

Rainbow Vintage Home said...

That's such a great idea Lou, a lot of your fabrics would be gorgeous bases for adding texture and embellishment - yet another reason to buy them! :)

dottycookie said...

That's just adorable!

randi--i have to say said...

This is lovely!

lu summers said...

thank you everyone! x

Wendy said...

I love that! So cute!

Sarah said...

Genius! how to make awesome even more fantastic :-)

Janette said...

It looks fantastic and such a brilliant idea

Emma (My Red Wellies) said...

I love it :) I love hand embroidery but I am so slow, may just try something similar. Thanks for the inspiration

Cherie said...

It looks great! What an inventive idea! =D

**nicke... said...

GTFO! love!

Swirlyarts said...

Cool!! It's on my to-do list to do this with some house fabric from Ikea but those houses are quite large. Maybe I need to buy some more of your fabric...... :) I'm also planning on doing this with some bird fabric I have but again, it's finding the time!

diegoagogo said...

I love this idea! I think the design would also work as wallpaper for a kids room. Maybe on a bigger scale??
Best of luck with the fabric release. I hope it is really successful.
Cheers
Lush

Elsa said...

This is really wonderful ~ I was thinking that you could color them in with crayons and then embroider ~ can't wait for the fabric to get to Portland, OR!

sue said...

That is so brilliant, love the colours you've used, well just love the whole thing really!

Cheryl Arkison said...

I don't do embroidery myself, but that is pure awesome.

Melissa said...

Ohhh so lovely. What a wondeful idea! Thanks for sharing.

Kelly O. said...

that is going to be beautiful! I kind of like it a bit random--kind of unfinished--I don't know if I'd bother doing the whole thing or just bits and pieces to pop on the black and white.

Archie the wonder dog said...

What a fabulous idea, it's going to be wonderful...I might have to copy you! (No idea how I missed this post but I'm glad I saw it in my reader!)

:) Dorothee-Maria (: said...

This looks absolutely fabulous! :)

I have that fabric, and I already thought of doing a similar thing with it. :) Your result looks so gorgeous, I just can't make up my mind, if that inspires me even more to do it, or makes me scared, because I don't think, I could do it so nice as you do!

(please don't mind my English...... ;) )

Cheers,
Dorothee
:)

FarahLin said...

Hi Lu, I've used your idea and embroidered the Town print for a pouch. Here's the link if you would like to have a look see.

http://handmadebyfarahlin.blogspot.com/2012/08/zippered-pouch-new-fabric-swap.html

Thanks for sharing this fabulous idea and hope you'll have a lovely weekend! =)

Julianne Emery said...

what a great idea, thanks for the inspriation we are getting a new baby in the family think I may use your idea to have everyone chip in a block or two. thanks