CQJP July Block

Friday, May 13, 2011

Warm Tones Beginnings

 I've been stitching on a pieced cloth of warm tones.

Included are rusty bit, swap, and stash fabrics.

 stem stitch
 playing with fly stitch on rusty bits fabric
 french knots and straight stitch
 In tatting, it's called a cluny, but I embroidered these leaves using a woven picot stitch
rusty bits cotton with varigated thread
I love the colours on this fabric: brown, turquoise, and golden yellow

here's my tatted millipede!
and some tea-dyed yarn couched onto an upholstery fabric strip

I've made a small beginning. What will it become?
Have you been creating today?
Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz


  1. Wow dear Suz, I love your stitching in all the pieces- the stem stich,is so veautiful, dear,and the piece of farric-too.

  2. Ooh! I especially love those stem stitch swirls!

  3. Yes I like those stem stitch swirls too and also the texture the fly stitches create.

  4. Thanks Jill and Shirley! I had fun stitching those swirls! Hugs

  5. your blog is very challenging the clunie is going better and better!
    hi max

  6. very neat millipede. One of these days I've got to learn how to tat.

  7. Hi Susan. I am a member of stitching fingers too. Lovely work! I think tatting is fab, have never tried it though.Blessings.Maisie

  8. Thank you, Max! I cheat and do it as an embroidery stitch: I just can't get the hang of tatting a cluny.

    Thanks, Jennypennypoppy! I hope you do, as it's a fun and relaxing hobby, for me.

  9. Hi Maisie! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! Hugs

  10. I wanted to comment on this the other day, but blogger wasn't working. I love how this is turning out, your millipede fits perfectly! Love all the different little bits of fabric you've put in there but that fly stitch "grid" on the rusty bits... I think that is my favorite :)

  11. Thank you, Stacie! I like the fly-stitch section, too! The thread seems to pick up all the colours of the different materials, and adds a couple others, too. But, ah, this millipede is one I won't kick out the door. It's the thread colour that makes it look realistic, I think. Hugs


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