Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Happyscape embroidery pattern revealed!

Here it finally is! My first embroidery pattern. I am so happy about it! It is called Happyscape Spring. Oh what else could it be? I love my little abstract fairytale world of Happyscapes! It is my plan to do more of these, embroidery patterns, not just Happyscape ones (although they are fun to make!)

I loved sketching it all out and inking it (well, as ink-y as it can get on the computer, eh?). Going through my stash of embroidery thread to find the right colours. Stitching my version of it. All good.

It's a special little world, drifting along in a cloud. Fairies live there, I think. In little smurf-like houses; colourful toadstools. Maybe they will offer you a cup of tea in their fairy tea cups?

It's funny, just a few years ago I never in my wildest dreams imagined draming up my own embroidery pattern. And if you had told me so, I think I would have asked you (in the nicest possible way) to F*** off! But here we are, pattern in hand! I don't know if she would have appreciated the image, but I think my grandma would definitely have appreciated the fact of it and the effort. She was a craft genius and even owned her own yarn shop for a number of years!

The pattern is for sale (Artfire + Etsy) and this is what you get in the pattern:

- the original pattern in 2 sizes
Approx. 6.5" x 4.5" and 5.5" x 3.5" - - 16.5 x 11 cm and 13.5 x 9 cm

- the same images in reverse

- enlarged elements from the original pattern (both in a 'right' and 'wrong' version)

- extra patterns using these enlarged elements

- instructions for pattern transfer

- suggestions for stitches and colours to use

Want to win a copy of the pattern?! Leave a comment telling me/everyone about your favourite thing about spring. Please fill in the email thingy so I can contact you! You have from now until Monday.

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