Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Freecycle meets embroidery
Through a great freecycle, thank you again, I accepted custody -- you never really own designs and concepts -- today, of a fabulous treasure trove of cross stitch magazines, thread counters, charts and small kits, and have been totally engrossed in looking and leafing and planning and thinking. Some of this will come with me to the embroiderers' guild meeting to give as presents, some will go to other friends, some will stay with me.
And some are already on my agenda of items to get to after the current stitching is done. I like to see how designs can be changed and adapted to other embroidery forms. Cross stitch can often be needlepoint or surface embroidery, with a bit of thought and planning. Or it can suddenly demand to be goldwork, if I'm involved in it.