Saturday, April 24, 2010

Embroidery - Love.

Images from 'Golden Hands Book of Embroidery' 1972. I particularly like the Gothic house design,
oh and the dog, I love the dog. I had a dog just like this one
in 1990something, she was adorable, Sophie, a kelpie cross.

I'm back into my sewing - mojo is back, and loving it!

Sometimes it's good to step back from something.
I'm enjoying it with the same gusto that I started with.
I've been reading through old sewing books,
going through my fabric, and formulating ideas.
I am still very committed to hand-made,
in fact I think it's more important than ever,
we all need to think about where, and under what conditions
our garments are made.

Crafty pics to follow soon.

6 comments:

beccasauras said...

Oooh, they'd look great on bags!

sean the prawn said...

I discovered a couple of old embroidery mags at the local Trash & Treasure...similar style...so groovy.

Miranda @ Howdy Stranger said...

haha... what is it with 60's-70's magazines and photographing crafts with dogs.... we found an old 70's celebrity book with all semi naked movie hunks posing with dogs in a op-shop once... it was the most hysterical and slightly weird book ever!

superminx said...

That's a cute dog, and I'm sure you know I love those old Golden Hands books. I'm glad you've got your mojo back - I have completely lost mine at the moment - my muse has left me.

the textured leaf said...

Love that book, especially the houses, hmmm.
In a weird way id kind of like a peek at Mirandas book (hoping she bought it). Ive lost my mojo too!

Rachel said...

Gorgeous patterns: love those old 60s/70s craft mags and publications.
Mum & I scored a heap of the Large McCalls Craft/Needlework 60s and 70s mags from an opshop a few years ago: so delightful to pore through them and look at the craft.