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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Finished 'Summer Wanderings' storybook embroideries


A little while back I showed you a half finished embroidery and now I can finally show you the finished article and her little friend.These pieces are inspired by my childhood memories of summer and the seemingly eternal wanderings our days(and imagination's)would take.I wanted to keep the pieces delicate and light and used small lines from Robert Louis Stevenson's 'A Child's Garden of Verses' which I adored as a young girl(and still do actually)I'm sure you are familiar with this classic, most people are given a copy at some point during their younger years.


I'm quite in awe of embroiderers so was slightly apprehensive about putting these lasses in my little Folksy shop as I've only used embroidery before as an embellishment on jewellery,bags, drawings,etc, not as a whole piece itself(crikey)But this is all part of my effort to try and combine my love of drawing and threads and I really enjoyed the whole process so hopefully you can follow my stitchy journey too:)






Well I best get on and do some work,hope you have a lovely day,
Take care

6 comments:

lilipopo said...

your girls look so beautiful and I love a child's garden of verses, we have a lovely illustrated board book copy, my favourite has always been the cherry tree poem.

Kate x

averilpam said...

They are really beautiful :)

Gracie's Garden Bazaar said...

Thank you both!
@lilipopo - I love that one too, I think it's called foreign lands or something but we used to call it the cherry tree one too:)xx

Supercutetilly said...

I LOVE these, they are really beautiful Cassandra !! Nic ♥

Sugarplum Kawaii said...

They look delightful...lovely intricate detailing...

MitziMakes said...

They are wonderful! I love the delicate stitches and details.