Same book, different project

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Same book, different project

 

 

 

From the same book I took my bird 

I’ve made an extremely useful (too me!) little item.

My living room floor, and my husband, is now saved from these.img_6315

Now I have something to collect them in.

A thread catcher!

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Each piece is made from a felt, foam, felt sandwich, which is stitched together with tiny neat running stitches.img_6286
I used that ‘spring back’ foam you can use for adding structure to bags.
With regards to stitching I basically copied the book.

I didn’t want to mark the felt so tried to keep my stitches equally spaced by eye.

And was very pleased with my loop; a good technique to file away.

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Quite different from the more formal style of embroidery I still love, I need to come up with some ideas of how to use this freestyle art in a useful way. I feel I should work on something original.
I came across Nancy Nicholson’s blog today. I don’t think I’ve finished with her designs yet. Just look at these!

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Love, Lucie xx

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. You inspire me to have a go. That thread box is ingenious and can be used for so many things. Great to see you last Saturday K xXx

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  2. The box is gorgeous. I’ve been thinking about felted embroidered baskets, so you’re definitely pushing me a step closer. Thanks for the blog link. Nancy’s work look fabulous!

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  3. lovely work both yours and hers

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  4. Wowzers what gorgeous patterns – I think I need to seek this lady’s beautiful work out for myself! I love you thread catcher it’s really lovely 😊

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  5. That is a great little project, you have done very well with the spacing by eye. Jo x

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  6. What a sweet little thread catcher.
    I like those last designs – very Scandinavian in style they seem to me.

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  7. I love your work here. What a cute pic in a frame and the pot would be so useful too. I am always finding loose threads follow me around the house – where I have missed the bin and not noticed it !

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  8. Gorgeous and useful: perfect!

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  9. What a fabulous little orts pot! So much classier than my old jam jar 😊

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  10. These are such modern designs and, as is mentioned above, so ‘fresh’ in feel. Thread catchers are great little tools – I wouldn’t be without mine. Yours is such a pretty version.

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