La soffitta del tempo perduto...

....è là , nella mente e nel sogno, dove è possibile recuperare le speranze e le aspettative, dove volere è potere e tutto diviene possibile, dove la fantasia e la creatività non vengono strangolate dai ritmi di una vita frenetica ed il tempo scorre lentamente, dove la mente vola libera senza restrizioni, dove finalmente si è liberi di essere e ci si può rifugiare e prendere un respiro.

The attic of the lost there, in the mind and dreams, where is possible to recover the hopes and the expectations, where what you want is what you can and everything becomes possible, where fantasy and creativity are not strangled from the rhythms of a phrenetic life and time flows slowly, where the mind flyes free with no restrictions, where finally one is free of being and can refuge in and take a breath.

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

The Pomegranate - PDF instructions available

giovedì 19 aprile 2012

Mickey wants to stitch!

This is what happens when a cat is near a spool, he wants to play with it of course.
No, no my dear this stuff is not for you !

He is looking to a selection of Devere silks, 06 thread that I received recently.
This is the silk I was looking for in the last years to make historical embroidery; its a beautiful shining floss nearly flat, just a minimum invisible twist, 120 denier so a very fine one and is perfect to make long and short stitch and all the other historical stitches, just use one or more strands depending on what one is doing so a really versatile thread.
Of course it can be used for any other kind of embroidery.
Its a filament silk but the great thing is that this material catches on hands just a bit so is an easy floss to work with and makes no knots or fuzz at all, also when a longer lenght is used.
One can go crazy with other brand of filament silks, believe me !
Each spool is plastic packed.
The price too is great, 200 meters for £ 2,00. The range of colours is just enought and most of them are "historical shades" so I can say I'm really happy with it ! and I know I will buy more...

Actually I'm stitching with this silks a "secret project" for A mirror to my heart, the Needleprint competition but you must be patient untill the winner will be selected in October so I could show you my finished work..... wish me good luck.

Here is the online store:

3 commenti:

  1. The silk looks very gorgeous. I like this big range of colours. I have to visit the site.

    Does Mickey like embroidery ??? At home, I have to take care with all my knitting yarns, because my cats like knitting.

    Bye bye


  2. *dribble* wonder Mickey is entraced!
    How wonderful - you are doing the Mirror project!!!! I'd do it if I felt I had the energy.

  3. Hola!! felicidades por tu blog, tienes cosas preciosas, un saludo desde Barcelona, Reyes.