So, I guess I'll have to make-do.
I have been working ALL week on this embroidery of the grasses at Beaver Creek. Want to see how it's coming along? It's based on source photos that I took out there last autumn.
|threadpainting a background in|
That took a couple days. This is all about grasses and much less about sky and big views. The next step is to work in the brush that is closer to the foreground. I decided that it's time to try out those silk embroidery threads and use them for the leaves. (Thank you Pixie!!)
Away I went... stitch stitch stitch...
I got quite a bit done, but then I realized I definitely need a bigger range of colors. I set out for the afternoon in search of silk embroidery ribbon. I went to some thrift shops. Nothing. I went to Prairie Lily Knitting. None there. Finally I went to Michael's which I was trying to avoid. NONE there either! Good gosh. It was nearly home time for my kids so I ended up racing home empty handed, not sure what to do.
Where do people buy silk ribbons? I have about a dozen colors, but all have been gifted to me. I dug through my stash until I found a few more colors. Baby blue... pale yellow... then I had an idea! I pulled out my beloved Chartreuse Jaquard fabric dye and brushed some on. LOOKIE!! These are AWESOME! Some yellows & blues were variegated with pink, and the chartreuse turned it a beautiful autumn orange. NICE. Look at the range!
|Makin' do with silk ribbon - dyed, dried, pressed.|
I'm terribly happy right now. I'm spending the rest of the night stitching... : ) Makin' do!
Have a great weekend, and thanks to the Saskatchewan Craft Council for showing off my blog. That was so nice. Please say hi if you are stopping by for the first time. You can also check out any of the tabs at the top of the page. Good night! ; )