For the longest time I've loved 'primitive' style stitcheries and their one dimensional black thread on fabric display which emphasizes simplicity and calm.
Having allowed ideas to drift in and out of my mind for over a year, recently I was able to spend time sitting with pencil and paper to doodle those ideas and when I was happy I pencilled them in to my diary for July's issue of The Stitchery Club.
The first two are now stitched so I couldn't wait to show you my "Spin on Prim"!
When I say a 'spin' on prim, I mean that my designs are not as raw as a strict primitive embroidery would be. Adding 'more' to a stitchery is something I love to offer in my patterns so while these new designs have the essence of Prim they're also filled with small pops of detail to fill them out.
Like my Prim Spin Sheep...
I have had a love affair with black faced Dorper sheep forever, but never dared to create a stitchery with one until now. He makes me think of being outside in an English country meadow with afternoon tea on a tartan rug, sewing in my lap, birds singing, bees buzzing, a flock of sheep in the distance and pretty flowers all around.
This cute sheepish little guy is destined to be displayed on a small cross-the-shoulder bag made from the leftover fabric I used to make Blossom's 21st birthday quilt...
The second "Spin on Prim" design was inspired by the enjoyment I get from nature, sewing, home and family. I chose to stitch the heart on a vintage linen napkin with a dark blue thread which matched the Tilda fabric I'll be using to turn this stitchery into a pillow. I've also added a self covered button using the same fabric...
The chain stitched needle-keep pops out from the heart adding dimension to the overall visual effect. I didn't notice this until I'd photographed the finished stitchery, but it's wonderful so I will intentionally explore that idea more in future designs...
What do you think of these "Spin on Prim" designs so far?
The patterns will be inside July's issue of The Stitchery Club, so if they tickle your fancy why not join up? You'll find all the details over here.
Thanks for all your prayers for my precious Blossom! She's definitely on the road to recovery and he cheeks are flushing pink again!
With less than six weeks till baby arrives she'll be taking things a bit slower to avoid a relapse, but she did take time out yesterday to pack her hospital bag.
Have a wonderful week my friends!