27 August 2012

Embroidering Pattern Illustrations





I'm back from holiday! You probably didn't even notice I was gone thanks to the super duper guest posts covering for me last week. I had a wonderful time chillaxing in Lake Annecy. You can tell I was feeling zen as I zoned out from life and into embroidery. Inspired by this talented stitcher, I've been dabbling in mixed fabric embroidery and have embarked on a new project to stitch sewing pattern illustrations. I can see this turning into an obsession...

If you're in London, don't forget I'll be running an embroidery table at the Make Escape tomorrow night. Be there or be square!

What's that, you say? You want to see some of my holiday snaps? Are you sure? Oh okay then, but don't get jealous now... ;)

 

32 comments:

  1. Love the embroidery! So inspired! And your vacation spot looks lovely!

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  2. Your embroideries are so pretty. I particularly like the one on the striped background - lovely!

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  3. Wow I love the embroidery. The red one am getting obsessed with. Great holiday pics.

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  4. i love the embroidery! i`d like to know more about your technique. how did you transfer the image to the fabric? it is such a fun way to display your favorite pattern illustrations!

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    1. I traced the drawings onto baking paper, then transferred the onto the fabric using dressmaker's carbon.

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  5. I love embroidery and I love pattern designs. Such a great idea I may have to try.

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  6. What beautiful scenery! How I dream of the day that I can take a trip across the ocean and visit your beautiful country.
    The embroidery is beautiful as well :)

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    1. It's not my country in those photos - it's France! But just a short train ride away from us, so we are lucky.

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  7. wow, those embroideries are beautiful! would you be overly offended if I copied the idea sometime in the future?

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    1. It's not copying, it's "homage" :)

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  8. Ahh Annecy, such a beautiful place :) I want to go back there now.

    Also l o v e the 50's pattern embroidery!

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    1. It's amazing, isn't it? So ridiculously picturesque. And I didn't even mention the melted cheese...

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  9. How cool is that love the holiday snaps too

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  10. So very jealous......we were at Annecy a couple of years ago, such a beautiful place, one day I will go back.

    Looking at them in this way, I don't think I've noticed before how great the sewing pattern illustrations are in their own right - lovely

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  11. Those are just adorable :) I never thought of embroidering pattern illustrations, what a fab idea!
    Also those holiday snaps are great looks like you had an exciting trip.

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  12. Very pretty embroidery! so cool!! are you gonna show us the how to? I really would like you do it! =)

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    1. Err... I guess I could do if people are interested. Thanks for the idea.

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  13. Those embroideries - so cute!I've just decided that when I get the illustrations done for my patterns, I'll have to embroider them and hang them in my sewing room! Love that idea!

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  14. Gosh, the embroidery is so sweet! Great job!!

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  15. Oh these are ACE! Are you going to hang them above your sewing table? xx

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  16. How adorable! I'm going to have to give this a try..

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  17. They look lovely! I adore vintage pattern illustrations and had the same idea, though I was planning to try some with free machine embroidery and others with hand embroidery. Love your combination of fabrics and the different directions of the check - that looks awesome!

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  18. Ooh, nice idea :)
    The one with the Banksia blouse on - what's the fabric? It looks like a set of bedsheets my Mum has and I'd love to have a dress made of it.

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    1. Yes, it's a bed sheet! From a charity shop, no less.

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  19. BEAUTIFUL pics! I look forward to seeing more of your pattern illustration embroidery in the future. So fab!

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  20. Love the embroidery Tilly! It seems like a very interesting technique! Really cool. Also, those loops...did you paint them or are they made of plastic? I love the duck egg blue colour.... Pati x

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    1. It's a plastic loop from Sublime Stitching. I think it came as part of a kit.

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  21. I'm so in love with those embroideries!

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  22. Amazing! I just found your blog and have read it start to finish :) well done, you are such an inspiration :) please do a tutorial :D I absolutely love these!

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