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#1yearofstitches

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Happy belated New Year to all! This is just a quick blog post to explain the change in my Instagram account this year. I’ve decided to have a change from a 365 photography project (although obviously I will still be taking photos every day!) and do a sewing one instead. I discovered #1yearofstitches¬†Here¬†on brwnpaperbag – it’s a lovely project with all sorts of links to interact with others. There are no real rules, just add a stitch or more to your project everyday and take a photo. My sewing has no plan and will just hopefully evolve. I’ll upload a daily photo to Instagram so I can see it grow. If you are at all creative this is a great project x

If you are interested in sewing you might want to look at a site I host jointly with a friend

Not the norm textiles

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Free Motion Embroidery Part 2

I really do think you can teach yourself most things with the help of you tube videos and a pinterest board. The last few weeks have seen my interest in free motion embroidery grow. I created more flower images based on my photos such as this one here.

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Vase of flowers – free motion embroidery

I based the flowers and poppy seeds on photos and it seemed to work quite well. I decided to see if the same worked with photos of people. As I’m a beginner I’m working on images taken from behind to avoid having to sew faces! ¬†Obviously my first subject was Tommy. My first attempt didn’t work as I forgot to flip the image and his little arm was then on the wrong side.However, undeterred, I tried again!

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I love this as this is often my view of him running ahead whilst I try to keep up. My daughter in law loved it and asked if we could do a family portrait. Trying to keep Tommy in the right position was hard but I loved playing with this.

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It’s now finished a framed! A real sense of achievement from a non sewer.

This is my latest attempt – a picture for my friend of her two granddaughters which has real significance for her.

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So if you want a portrait from behind, preferably wearing a hat! You know where to come x