Craft, stitchin' and sustainable living

Thursday, March 24, 2011


In my previous post I mentioned some embroidery I did for my mum for her birthday. I wanted to give something handmade and I haven't had much experience with embroidery so I thought I would give it a whirl.

I adapted a pattern I had cut out of a magazine (and have since discovered the original artist - a collective called Rinzen) and sketched by version onto paper, within the traced embroidery hoop.

I then laid my calico over the sketched design and traced it in pencil. There are probably more sophisticated ways of transferring embroidery patterns, but this method worked for me.

And this is the finished product! For my first attempt, I think it is ok. Mum certainly liked it. She described it as "sort of Ikea style, but much nicer", which I think is a compliment (especially considering my love for Scandi style).

Just a quick note before I go - Sydney-siders, are you coming to the Artists, Bloggers, Crafters and Designers (ABCD) meet-up next Thursday in Rozelle? If so, I am busy stitching away at something for your goodie bag! But you will have to wait and see...


  1. This is gorgeous! I love the design. Sold: I'm such a fan of your work all of a sudden! And eco-friendly? Bonus.