|Unfolding Leaves is fun and easy to stitch.|
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
I've been quite taken with leaves as of late. Here is a motif that is a ton of fun to stitch! Unfolding Leaves makes a pretty pattern for a greeting card, border or maybe even a bookmark. I've included some variations you might want to try.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
I took to surfing the internet not long ago and came across a most amazing blog: Imaginesque. Jack London once said, "You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." And C.J., the mysterious author of this amazing blog does just that.
Using simple motifs as building blocks, C.J. shows us step-by-step ways we can create our own blackwork and embroidery masterpieces. Biscornus, fill patterns, and border patterns have opened my mind to a new world of possibilities.
More than 280 posts fascinate and inspire. One of my favorites is "Blackwork Floral Biscornu Pincushion Pattern Variation" (May 20, 2012):
|I love the shape of the leaves in this floral motif.|
C.J. also offers friendship bracelet patterns and there's a nifty little blog on bookbinding.
Oh yeah! And all the patterns are free!
So go take a look, get inspired, and start stitching at Imaginesque