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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Craft A Scene May week 2 - Make Your Own Garden

Apologies for my very late posting today.  I will explain why later.  anyway, this is my second DT offering for this month's challenge from Craft A Scene which is entitled "Make Your Own Garden".

This one follows on from the one I showed you last week, being another of my lovely embroidery designs, acquired from an aunt.  Again, I estimate that the design is over 100 years old, but I love these images, and I am not sure that I could shade them as well with embroidery threads.

I scanned the original image and then printed it out onto Clarity silk card and left the ink to set very thoroughly.  Then I went in with Promarkers to add the colour.

Come on, it is now your turn to show us how you interpret this theme.  Remember that you must have a foreground and a background to your completed offering.  I am looking forward to seeing what you do within these rules.


Mrs A. said...

Oh my goodness this takes me back . I have loads of these too and the printed transfer sheets that you iron onto your linen. Hugs Mrs A.

Sarah Stacy said...

Another beautiful card Maggie. It is lovely to see you making good use of these designs. x

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Margaret this is stunning! I love the stamps and design.
Linda xxx

Elizabeth said...

Oh my, Maggie, you've just taken me back 50+ years! My mother started embroidering this same design on a tablecloth when she was pregnant with me and she still had one corner to complete 20 years later, but by then she didn't have the silks needed. I remember she sent it off to one of the embroidery silk manufacturers to have the colours matched before she could finish it. Sadly, I don't know what happened to the cloth ... it would be a lovely thing to have as a keepsake. Thanks for bringing back such a good memory. Elizabeth xx

Elizabeth said...

I should have said but forgot, I'm almost certain my mother got the design from the Pins & Needles magazine. It was printed on to tissue paper which you had to iron on to the cloth to transfer the design. I'm 67 this year so the pattern must certainly be that old! Elizabeth xx