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My lovely hand dyed fabric pile

My lovely hand dyed fabric pile

My lovely pile of hand dyed fabrics! This year I’ve experimented with the idea of “making the material my own” more than ever before. I love the idea of dying and not just using store bought and ready to go materials. In a class I took we experimented with these fun fabric colours, called Omeaga […]

Fabric, Watercolours and Embroidery

Fabric, Watercolours and Embroidery

Human beings… have an inherent tendency to seek out novelty & challenges, to extend and exercise their capabilities, to explore, and to learn. Daniel Pink ATC “Gotland”, a keeper. I made this on the boat to the island Gotland this spring. The first line of waves (top) is confident and rhythmic, but the second line […]

Thread Nests Artist Trading Cards

Thread Nests Artist Trading Cards

I’ve embroidered a few Artist Trading Cards this summer. After a while even small pieces becomes quite a body of work. Little experiments. Artist trading cards as sketches. Thoughts that are not yet finished, and still they are finished work. I love that. Related PostsAltered book tutorial My very first ATC Finishing an Embroidery – […]

Finishing a fabric ATC

Finishing a fabric ATC

I thought I’d show you how I “finish” my embroidered Artist Trading Cards. I’ve noticed that in textile art the last touch to the work is very important. An ugly edge or badly made backing can really take away from the beauty of the embroidery or quilt, so it’s important to at least have some […]

Even more Embroideried Owls

Even more Embroideried Owls

MY embroidered owl ATC:s! Here is the rest of the gang. I got a little owl obsessed (or have I always been?) this spring and kept doing these little cuties. I’ve used about the same form and eye size on all of them, but it’s very fascinated how they all are so different and have […]

Blue ATC Owl

Blue ATC Owl

This is another one that I have done, on blue fabric, traded to Margot. Here he is again, vignetted in Photoshop, just for fun: Related PostsSummer is for Reading {Fantasy} Books Art Journal Peek: Bird Studies Art Journal Peek: Blue Tulips

Owl Embroidery on Artist Trading Card

Owl Embroidery on Artist Trading Card

Way back when I did this year’s DIY Postcard Swap I also arranged another swap for some very creative Swedish ladies. We exchanged embroidered artist trading cards. I actually set the swap up via a group on FB, and it worked out just fine with about 35 participants from all around Sweden (plus one in […]

Ocean Embroidery

Ocean Embroidery

The Ocean Embroidery is a collaboration project with my embroidery group. I created the blue ocean using transparent fabrics that I cut out like waves before I attached them using the sewing machine. That was the start of this pieces, after that it has been touring the homes of ten women who all added their […]

Pink Embroidered Inchies

Pink Embroidered Inchies

When you try to completely fill just one inch (2,54 centimeters) with embroidery stitches, you realize how time consuming embroidery really is. But don’t let that stop you. It is also meditative, reflective and time spent well. We are swapping inchies in my embroidery group, Embroidered Inchies. Inchies is a very small form of art […]

Under a pink moon

Under a pink moon

I’ve finished an artist trading card called Under a pink moon. Last year I wove two ATC backgrounds for embroidery, one is orange green the other one purple. The fabrics I used is hand dyed by Kristin Shields. I love all the colours I got from her. I call this ATC Under a pink moon […]