April 12, 2010

Embroidery Ideas

Red & white

I guess it's kind of reverse collage isn't it?

Trace

Transfer

Cut

I've made a copy of the page I wanted to use, traced the original dress, stitched it up & then cut away the dress from the magazine page to "frame" the embroidered piece.

I think that this idea would look wonderful if you used pattern envelopes or pages from vintage picture books.

Edit: Of course there are no new ideas. It seems that Doe C Doe has done it all before & really beautifully too. Just take a look here.

17 comments:

  1. Oh that is super clever! Thanks for sharing your secret. x

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  2. WOW!!!!!! this looks brilliant! You definatly are filling us with loads of creative ideas!!! I bet your house is filled with gorgeous lovelys!

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  3. What a fabulous idea!!! My mind is swimming with possibilities right now. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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  4. That is so clever! I'll have to try it.

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  5. That is ADORABLE! I LOVE it! I want to see more, now. <3 Kt

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  6. The result is cute but I wish everyone would consider to PLEASE make COPIES of the vintage pattern envelope or page from the magazine and use that, instead of ruining the original. People still use and collect those things! :(

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  7. Wow what an interesting concept!

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  8. I am loving your blog. Love love loving it. I put a link to your blog in mine b/c I love it so much. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  9. So pleased you like it folks.

    Reilly...
    I did actually do that. I would NEVER cut up an original but now that I read the post again it does sound like I'm very keen to hack into the lovely 1940's magazine. I promise it's in as new condition. :)

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  10. There is actually a woman that made some of these embrodiered sewing patterns and sells them and other craftwares on etsy.

    Her blog is doe c doe.

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  11. Clever is the word isn't it? I never think of cool stuff like that. Love this totally!

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  12. Nice one, love it! very clever.

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  13. LOVE this! the pop of red against that black & white is wonderful :)

    this is a great example of how two people can combine the same elements {vintage patterns & embroidery} but create two very different final pieces.

    thank you for sharing your inspiring project Kirsty - can't wait to see what you're up to next...I know it's going to be fabulous :)

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