Thursday, October 29, 2009

My Creative Space - Doily stitching




I'm playing along with Kirsty's Creative Space meme this week. You can see some more spaces or join in yourself over at Kootoyoo.

A lovely little parcel arrived from Korea at the beginning of the week... a fabulous doily stamp from the Etsy Store, Lemontree 77. So, I was playing around stamping this and stamping that... and then, I started stamping fabric to see how it would imprint on that. It was rather yummy, but realising the ink pad ink would not stay there, I decided to embroider over the pattern. There are lots of mistakes where the ink was blurred and I had no idea what I was doing, but I think overall it's turned out okay. Of course, being one of those folk who don't know when to stop and leave well alone, I then proceeded to fill in some of the spaces with metallic thread. Sensing the imminent threat of total overkill, though, I stopped so it was just a little distraction on the whole effect. I soaked the fabric in wool wash to ease out the ink and (hopefully) not drain the colour from the thread... and this is the result. Happy Creative Space day everyone!

39 comments:

teddybearswednesday said...

I think it's absolutely beautiful ! You've totally got the right amount of metallic going on there.

Selina said...

so beautiful Kylie! I just love your work.

Aussie-waffler said...

That's so pretty, like a little snow flake or ice crystal adorned spider web.

:: elk :: said...

Those two colors together are so special...and the beauty of the shape is so well captured in the photos ...

kellie said...

what a great stamp! and as usual, fabulous idea by you. i think it looks lovely.

Cherry said...

Love that stamp! Thanks for the link - am going straight to the shop now x

Amanda said...

Greatness!!! it is so sweet.

Kate said...

I love the concept of a doily stamp. Your embroidery over it is divine. Actually it looks very similar to a jug cover pattern I've been contemplating this morning.

Meagan said...

Love the metallic touch and see why you had the urge to use it. Can't wait to have a go at embroidery- one thing at a time.

blue moss said...

love love love the embroidery :)

Kirsty said...

It's beautiful Kylie.

3 sheets is just a really lovely place.

Tracey said...

oh so loving the embroidery right now. I love looking at your work, so beautiful, it is always nice to stop by xx

amy said...

awesome! that looks so cool. ah the things i'd do for skills like yours. might see you at finders keepers, you'll know it's me when a crazy lady runs past you with 50 bags of shopping and a big smile on her face :)

Trish Goodfield said...

I suffer from the overdoing it syndrome as well but this is totally effective.

caramela said...

What absolute fun- you are always trying out this and that!- I love it-it doesn't matter with the overdoing it- its just how art works- why do we ever try to control that? I think the remedy is to turn our mistakes into 'creative opportunities...'(sounds good ,NO?) well, I tell myself-hehe- but you have to show me your paper castle-what an interesting parallel-
have a lovely day Kylie,
Annamaria xxx

gretchenmist said...

it looks stunning! your stitching is so neat and this is a great idea. you always make me wish i had time to be full-time making!

M* (Melanie) said...

Oh how lovely! Kylie you are the queen of spontaneous experimentation. It looks fantastic. The the bit of glitter!

Kickcan and Conkers said...

Lovely Kylie, like a snowflake. The doily stamp is a great idea, thanks for the link they have some lovely things.

Sherrin said...

Wow! It's gorgeous!!

Lauren said...

That's such lovely work, Kylie :)

yardage girl said...

I like the infill - very pretty!

Vic said...

Ah! Some razzle dazzle! Looking very nice indeed.

Ooty said...

Looks lovely!

handmaiden said...

Kylie, love seeing the detail and such a beautiful colour

Edera Jewelry said...

Hi Kylie--
Wow, I love the embroidery you are doing! Lovely :) And thank you so much for your sweet comments about my work on my blog and flickr (I've just added you as a contact on there)

xo,
Ivy

Clair said...

Kylie, it's beautiful - and you would never be able to tell that there were once mistakes if you hadn't told us!

SewAmy said...

i can't wait to see more of it, or see it when it's done.

yael said...

this looks like such hard work - but totally worth it - lovely

Kim Wallace :: Udessi said...

Ah I'm a sucker for doilies. Very beautiful indeed.

Debra said...

oh i'm loving the look of that lacy stamp...and your work to it is fab..:) i like the silver...this time overkill works

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous Kylie! What mistakes??

Leonie Guld said...

oooo...I love that!!

Liesl said...

It's so pretty! :)

Fine Little Day said...

I envy your patience Kyile. Looks good!

handmade romance said...

gorgeous! as usual. you are too clever! x

Nikki Cardigan said...

It's so tiny and perfect Kylie. I did notice those fancy specs in that top picture!

edward and lilly said...

so pretty, more of these please!

Sally said...

love it!!!

ArtMind said...

I have to check out that shop! Great stamp & great idea to use it as a pattern for embroidery!