It's a new year and a new wonderful featured project! This month it's from SnueGliffer. Enjoy!1. Tell me a little bit about the project.
Previously I'd been using Sublime Stiching transfers to practice stitches,because i'm fairly new to embroidery. I thought the next step in learning would be to experiment with methods of transfering drawings of my own choice onto fabric. I decided to use the Tenniel "Alice'sAdventures In Wonderland" illustrations from a colouring book I'd bought a few years ago. I've always loved the illustrations, & because of this I thought a series of them would be good for a first major project because I wouldn't become bored with stitching Alice & the other characters.2. Tell me a little about yourself
I'm 39, & I share my flat in Manchester, England with so much stuff I've collected over the years (nun dolls, books, vintage car models, kitsch religious bric-a-brac etc. etc.) which makes housework very difficult. In fact, I rarely do it (good excuse!). I love nature & animals, & dream of one day inheriting a fortune (don't we all?) & buying my own animal sanctuary. I'm very much a night owl. I have terrible insomnia, but I like the nighttime/early morning best. The silence helps me concentrate on my needlework better. I dabble in a variety of crafts, but embroidery & knitting are my favourite.3. What/who inspires you?
I have a long list of projects I'd like to begin in the future because every day I see a picture, painting, illustration in a book that I'd like to stitch. I'm partial to old illustrations, particularly in childrens books & anatomical drawings in early 20th century medical texts (a future project!). Of course the Craftster forums are a source of huge inspiration, as are craft blogs.4. How long have you been stitching and how did you get started?
I've been embroidering for around seven months now. Before that I was a cross stitcher, but I began to feel cross stitch can be a little bit restricting. I didn't want hard pixelated edges on particular things, such as portraits. I was actually inspired to take up embroidery after looking at the Sublime Stitching forum at Craftster! I bought the book, & sent for some transfers & I was immediately addicted. 6.What's your favorite word and least favorite word....
favourite word: Higgledy-piggledy. (sounds cute & sums up my life & thoughts perfectly )
least favourite word: Mathematics. (summons up the dread of maths classes at school & the near-phobia i have of numbers)