I've been playing around creating photographs to use for magazine adverts. I never find it easy. Too small a space to say or show all you want to... given how easy I find it to witter on about fabric. So, for me, working out a pictorial essay in an advert space is definitely a exercise in something but I'm not quite sure what.
This morning I've been taking Delilah photographs;
(I like Delilah. I think it can go together to make a complete vintage/retro look or it can be something very modern looking.)
The side effect of all this stacking and re-stacking of fabric to try and show it off at its best are two new bundles. One in pink...
LouLouThi Needleworks has been designed by Anna Maria Horner and it represents something a little different in that the design on the fabric is marked out in little crosses .... and yes that means that you can cross-stitch the design for something wonderfully textured or you can use it as a cloth in it's own right 'cos it's just pretty.
(This print is called Vision in Pangaea. The background is a soft cream with the various motifs picked out in different colours against it.)
My nine patch block does have an intended desitnation, it just hasn't quite made it there yet as I've been distracted by the rest of the piece of fabric I used for the blocks.
A fat quarter of this is huge when it comes to cutting out little squares... because the bolt is a massive 54 inches wide. Yes - there's a lot left, so I've been stitching that too. Cross - stitching to be precise.
(... and I've bought some new threads in lots of pretty colours.)
I'm addicted to it. I haven't actually done any cross-stich since I left junior school so it took a while to get back into it again but now I'm really enjoying having something that I can just pick up for a few minutes and then put down. (Actually it isn't easy to put it down. I'm finding that really difficult.) I'm using Pearle sewing threads on this as I'm loving the slight reflectiveness of it. I may not use all Pearle threads as that might be overkill but I'll make that decision as I go along.
This piece is intended to make a 'small' (note the word small) sampler style cushion but that really depends how long it takes me. It may end up as a small bag or small mat for the table in the hall. Just now I'm enjoying the 'doing'.