Here's a peek at my crochet wrap...
The yarn is by Three Irish Girls, and I picked it up at my LYS, Bobbin's Nest.
I think the green and grey hues of the yarn may actually serve as my main color palette for my winter garments. I've been pinning a few items and have been leaning towards that color scheme.
And now, onto my entry for the Covered in Stitches embroidery contest.
|He's so flippin' cute!|
I set to work on making a transfer of the design. With this project, I wanted to try all new things. In the past, I've mainly done basic cross stitch on heavy Aida fabric. This time I knew I wanted to use linen, and do crewel embroidery... primarily satin stitch, chain stitch, split stitch, etc. I used tutorials from all over the web, but primarily from Sublime Stitching who also had the materials I needed for the transfer.
|Made the transfer of a tracing of the cover. Colors selected and all ready to be stitched up!|
I finally finished my submission this weekend, with it taking just over a month to put together. I love how it turned out and instantly had ideas in my head for a series of book covers. These would be so perfect for a library, a child's room, etc. I've already framed this one... but now I just need to figure out what's next!
If you have a chance, check out the Feeling Stitchy Flickr group. You can see all of the beautiful submissions so far and even submit your own!