There’s nothing I like more than a crafty gift. It’s even better when it’s a gift that didn’t cost the earth (about NZ$1 at the Op/Charity shop), is full of history (the anchor tags on the little skeins look about 30+ years old) and comes in a giant bag.
So imagine my delight when I was handed a big transparent bag that contained all of that:
That’s 34 (some of them untouched) skeins of tapestry wool, a sealed plastic bag with more wool of different shades, and finally a big piece of tapestry canvas, about 40 x 50 cm.
Now, it’s been a while since I’ve last done any tapestry needlework. I think the last time I was still in primary school, when it was still ok to stitch funny animals or Disney characters. I never “graduated” to “grown-up” tapestry as every thing was so godawfully tacky. Dog heads, anyone? I did love the medieval inspired patterns like reproductions of La Dame A La Licorne, but never enough to spend my meagre pocket money on a kit.
Now, as I find myself with a big stash of wool and canvas, I am looking for inspiration. I definitely want something with a modern feel. Here is what I’ve come up with.
I am rather light on pinks – reds – white, but I could buy some of those, I suppose. Though, really, the best plan would be to use what I’ve got on hand only.
I love all of those in my inspiration picture and I’ve got a hard time deciding which one is my favourite! Which one do you like most? (All the pictures come from this website here, which seems to have a ton of needlework stuff)