Fancy Canvas Update

I have been working on a couple of secret and not so secret projects recently. But I also managed to squeeze in some new canvaswork patterns.

pattern #5

A simple combination of two different grays

pattern #6

I had six pre-cut lenghts of variegated perle cotton in my stash which made the bars with this one.

pattern #7

Steps and squares

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The Canvas Fun Continues

pattern #4

My original plan was to keep loosely to some architectural patterns, especially the designs of modern buildings. I wanted to build my own cityscape. Well, maybe next time. Sounds more like a cross stitch project, anyway. 🙂

On this project, I will use some patterns inspired by that, but not exclusively. I work very intuitively on this one, picking up two matching skeins of perle cotton. Even after having threaded the needle, I don’t always have a special pattern in mind. I just put the needle through the first hole and let go, surprising myself in the process. Maybe my muse has got something to do with it. In this case: Thank you Dave. (You’re welcome. – Dave)

Here are some pictures of my new pattern blocks.

pattern #3

pattern #2

Stashbusting – Fun With Fancy Canvas

plastic canvas and #3 perle cotton

My regular readers know this already – Hoarder is my middle name. I’ve got tons of stuff. But once I’ve added things to my stash I don’t use them because I’m always thinking ‘No, you’re gonna need this for some other project’.

I must put an end to this or I’ll end up in some TV show serving as a tragic example of what can become of people who amass ‘things’ which others just call trash.

Recently I’ve been leafing through the internet in search of some blackwork inspirations for something I had in mind. Not only did I discover some nice patterns, but also a weak spot for canvaswork.

A while ago I had bought some plastic canvas, just in case. You never know when you might need it. And it was a bargain. As well as was the perle cotton from the same shop. I had bought this for some special project I was planning. Obviously, this plan got torpedoed. (I’m sure this is musework. My little friend Dave is sitting in his corner of the sofa looking innocent.)

After a couple of days sewing patchwork and doing some cross stitch, I needed a little change and started a new project. Yes, I know I shouldn’t. But I simply had to. Do you know this feeling?

Usually I’ve got everything planned beforehand but this time I haven’t got any idea yet how this one will end up as I’m designing as I go. Here’s my first pattern.

pattern #1