As we strategy spring and summer season, I’ve been enjoying with just a few design concepts for enjoyable, enjoyable, vacation-oriented ready-to-stitch items.
One concept that has lastly surfaced (each pun meant) is relatively fishy…
After I was in highschool, a snorkeling to the Florida Keys was the start of a life-long infatuation with tropical fish. Since then, I’ve at all times been twitterpated with ocean life, aquariums, shells, seashores, and the like. And whereas I’m not a tropical-sun, beachy type (give me a Northeast or Northwest rocky seashore any day!), I really like tropical fish.
I’ve wished to attempt a colourful tropical fish line on my ready-to-stitch towels for fairly some time. Final month, on a gray, chilly, winter day, I used to be doodling. All of a sudden, fish began turning up. So I figured why not? It will give me a undertaking to work on throughout the night hours whereas camped out in my short-term residence.
I gathered up a relatively messy quantity of threads that struck me as notably tropical in coloration.
My purpose is nothing close to realism. Simply enjoyable, stylized tropical fish, utilizing quite a lot of colours and no matter stitches occur to pop into my head.
I need to give the fish a bit of character as I am going alongside, so I’m going to attempt to use the eyes to try this.
It at all times appears that embroidery that includes dwelling creatures doesn’t actually come to life till you add the eyes. These gained’t be lifelike eyes by an extended shot, however I’m hoping that they’ll specific one thing, whether or not it’s shock, humor, curiosity – I don’t know but.
For simple transport, I packed up all these threads right into a small tin and stuck up a needle case with a pair of scissors and a few needles.
Since I’m dwelling quickly someplace aside from residence, I don’t have entry to any needlework items except I tote them with me from work. This works out very well, as a result of it affords me one undertaking with out distraction.
I scoured the studio for one thing a bit of extra theme-ish to tote the undertaking in. However all I had was this ugly orange mesh bag.
The zipper bag lets me pack every little thing away good and tidily on the finish of a session, so there’s no mess in regards to the place. And if I occur to go wherever that will permit for stitching on the go, I can seize it and take it with me. Very helpful!
In order that’s a bit of aspect undertaking that can maybe materialize as ready-to-stitch items earlier than summer season. I’ve acquired one different design floating in my head – not fish associated in any respect – that can emerge shortly, too.
We’ll be in manufacturing mode on ready-to-stitch towels as quickly as this Sew Snippet stitch-along is underway and we’ve acquired the kits for that launched. We’ll be getting ready a lot of the designs that we have already got, after which, as soon as I end some samples, we’ll put together the brand new design units.
I’ll hold you posted!