Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Silver Tree & More Threads

I must be slightly mad, I spend entire days just threading up sewing machines and then I come home and do the same!

As the art & design technician I spend a lot of time helping students, by showing them how to set up the machines and how best they can use them.

So I'm surrounded by threads at work and at home, obsessed I am!

These are a few of the smaller stitched pieces I have been working on, including a commission of a silver tree for Carolyn over at
Luckily she likes it!

I must say thank you to Linda who cheered me up, she sent me some fun handmade book marks from her give away.She makes very pretty jewellery too, you can find out more from her blog

Recently I found out that a friend of mine has a relative who stitches and she has a blog too, a small world!

You can see Ruth's embroidery work on her blog here
Ruth uses some very beautiful traditional embroidery techniques including goldwork and applique.
Thanks again for your lovely comments and now it's time for me to sort out school lunch boxes!


The Weaver of Grass said...

Just to say how much I enjoyed your article in stitch magazine - opening it and finding your embroideries was like meeting an old friend.

Kim Hambric said...

Love those silvery trees -- especially the top one. It is magical.

Lynn said...

Would love to know what threads you recommend for your quilts.
The sewing threads I use are mostly Sulky brand, some Guttman.
I find the rayon Sulky fraying a lot lately. Any suggestions? Am using metallic and jean needles.
Also am breaking a lot of needles lately too. The piece I am working on has some thick layers. HELP!!!

Love all your work and will come back to check out the other blogs when I have more time. Time for my noontime walk.

Anonymous said...

It is a small world, but I think that's one of the best things about the online stitching community - that it's so tight knit (no pun intended!)

I love your new trees - I like the silver one, but I like the silver and dark red one best. Beautiful!



I LOVE my silver tree. It's exactly what I wanted and thank you so much for making it for me! I will show it my blog too, when I'm back. I'm just having a little break from blogging to get background things done. We love your threads and stitched trees, you have a wonderful talent and we are so glad you share it with us :o)

Bye for now
Carolyn xx

silverpebble said...

That silver tree has to be my very favourite in your little forest. Just beautiful

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Kayla, The silver tree is lovely but I especially love the colors of the pink one. Your stitching talents are superior. Hugs Judy

acornmoon said...

This tree remiminds me of Samuel Palmer who also loved trees in the moonlight.

AeFondKis said...

love your silver creation, your work is prolific and joyous...glad you liked the bookmarks!
Linda x

Heather said...

More delightful little works of art - each one is a tiny treasure. I am off to indulge myself now by checking out the links you posted for those other blogs which sound very interesting.

Victoria said...

Your obsession is lovely! How wonderful to get to do it full time!

bad penny said...

Hi ...found you through LOVE STITCHING RED 's post. Love your work !