I so much love dreaming up new patterns and designs, playing with texture and colour to (hopefully) create something that I love – and that I hope others will too! When I’m starting a new project, choosing the colours I am going to work with is possibly the most exciting moment of all. I simply adore tipping out a rainbow of floss onto my workroom table, then picking colours and laying them out to make my final selection. For my little Cupid Bear I had to choose 4 colours for his fur that would work well together, as well as deciding upon those for his balloon and wings:
I must admit I tend to work by eye and choose colours that appeal to me, though when I check back I usually find that my choices do fit within colour wheel theory. However I know through sad experience – and much unpicking – that making the right choices isn’t always an easy process, so last year I put together a few pages that I hoped others might find useful about choosing and using colour…..
If you don’t already have it and would like a copy, then please CLICK HERE for the free download. Sometimes though, colours just seem to come together without my even having to think about it – and this is definitely the case for my next design for the February issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine……
Proving, I think, that woodland works for spring as well as autumn projects. This sleepy little fox is still very much a work in progress, although coming along very nicely indeed. I’m afraid there may be a slight delay in showing you the finished design though, as I won’t be doing a lot of stitching over next few days. This is because the date for the operation on my knee has finally arrived and I’m off to the hospital tomorrow. I shall be so pleased to get it fixed as I’m getting a bit fed up of limping around.
“I didn’t mean to hurt you Mum!”
All of this trouble is thanks to Miss Daisy who, when we were out on a walk, charged into the back of me, knocking me flying. Unfortunately when I returned to earth I landed mainly on my left knee which was already a bit wonky due to an old horse-riding injury). So this will be me for a while …
I’m the one at the end!! Still it will be a good excuse to take it easy for a while!