Monday, 14 April 2014

Bright arrows - le challenge


The theme at le challenge this month was bright and I decided to use some bright embroidery thread to stitch up this (currently) free pattern from Sublime Stitching.


I did a simple backstitch, satin stitch for the arrowheads and outlined them - a quick but pretty finish. I chose to stitch on Sketch Grey Screen Texture, Timeless Treasures.


I used a bright rainbow of colours but decided not to go in strict colour order because I wanted the green and blues to make up the larger arrows.


To finish the hoop I picked out some selvedges and very simply wrapped them around the outer hoop. I didn't glue or anything, just tucked the ends under and overlapped the next one until I reached the end. I like that I can change it easily if I get bored and want to reuse the hoop.


This is a good way to show off the cute designs you get on selvedges and I will definitely do this again. That's the first little finish off my FAL list.


Now I just have to find a place to hang this baby.

Head over to le challenge to see the other bright sparks!

Le Challenge


18 comments:

  1. What a cute way to do the hoop....just fabulous

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  2. Pretty bright arrows! May download the pattern whilst it is still free!

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  3. Such a sweet idea, your stitching is perfect Lucy! I love the clever use of the selvedges too!

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  4. Love this! I am so jealous of your stitching too... It looks amazing. :-)

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  5. Lovely and bright! And a great use for selvedges - I never know what to do with mine!

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  6. Gorgeous stitching! And thanks for the link, i think i may have to whip up some of these little arrows myself!

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  7. Love the colourful satin stitch :o)

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  8. looking good, I love this new revival in embroidery

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  9. Love the stitchery hoop, but tell me more about the little bag with the girl on in the first photo!
    Teresa x

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  10. I think I may need that pattern, as your hoop looks gorgeous Lucy!
    Sublime Stitching does have some gorgeous and different patterns.
    And I love the blogs new header!

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  11. Great project and I love the selvedge idea!

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  12. That is cute! And I just adore your thread case!

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  13. Pretty and your hand stitching is perfect!

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  14. Love this so much! I'm on an embroidery hoop art kick lately and so want to copy this right now. I had a plan for Bright and knew exactly how I was going to kill 2 birds with one stone this month. Until I didn't get it done...

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  15. I'm in love with this - love the background grey, the color of floss you used, the wrapped hoop. I want to just move in with you and catch some of your creativity by osmosis. Is that OK?

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