Embroidered Art

I’ve been finding myself very drawn to embroidery lately. I was interested in embroidery and quilting long before I started knitting, and in my brief hiatus from the yarn world (after I sold HipKnits and before I started Posh Yarn) I did toy with the idea of making little embroidered pictures and selling them. Oh if only I had the time to pursue all the craftiness that bubbles up inside. But nowadays I hardly seem to have time to sit, let alone knit/quilt/embroider. Still, it’s something nice to think of.

I’ve been seeing lots of inspiring textile pieces lately that makes me especially keen to get my needle and fabric out. Look at these bird cages, aren’t they gorgeous? Her geese are wonderful too, I like their rough edges. And the little pictures made by this favourite blogger always entrance me with their magical quirkiness. Bridget Davies‘ work is lovely, although rather pricey for my home (with two kittens that chew everything, I couldn’t justify spending $200 on a cushion, however beautiful and however much time went into making it. It would be Cushion-o-cide.).

Poppy Treffry‘s work is sold in a local boutique, so as well as being able to browse through it online, I can go and gaze at it in person. Again, it has that quirky hand drawn look that I love, and uses recycled and vintage fabrics. I often see her products in Country Living. Finally, I like the black humour that suffuses the embroidered pictures from Oh My Cavalier. And this blog has some cool embroidered toile work, very irreverent and fun. There’s more displayed here, including this adorable bunny cushion.

Hmm, I should finish off the embroidered picture I was working on. I’d have something to show you then, wouldn’t I?

One thought on “Embroidered Art

  1. Awww….the bunny cushion!! …and the birds are very pretty too 🙂 Me too, I did some embroidery in far, far away years, and quite a bit of patchwork quilting until a couple of years ago. Sadly, my sewing has shrunk to the occasional shortening of trousers or sewing buttons on shirts, but I would like to have at least one afternoon twice a month dedicated to sewing/quilting again…oh well, one can dream! At least I have the evenings now dedicated to knitting in front of the TV, as well as the Saturday late afternoons, when I meet my best friend on Skype, both of us chatting away and knitting on our latest projects, me in Nottingham, she in Sardinia…