Sunday, September 27, 2015

Combining Techniques to Create Mixed Media Pieces

I love combining techniques, and recently I have been doing some pieces that have a Tunisian Crochet background that is embellished with cross stitch. This time I made the background out of a variegated yarn, Berroco Comfort Sock, to give the piece depth. I can't wait to see how it turns out! It will be stitched into one of eWoodStory's new Jumbo size Masterpiece Frames, and it will hang in a special place in my home. Stay tuned for the finished piece!

Below is the chart I am working from. I am changing it a little as I go, but it is a great inspirational jumping off point!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Mademoiselle Crochet Necklace Pattern En Español!

There is nothing more flattering than when someone likes your design enough to download the pattern, buy yarn, and spend their time making it. One step further is translating the pattern into another language so even more people can enjoy the pattern! I recently made the fun discovery that someone has translated the Mademoiselle Necklace patterninto Spanish. I was just working with the yarn I used for this necklace, Berroco Comfort Sock yarn, yesterday. It is a favorite of mine for crocheting jewelry. It is soft and comfortable to wear, and it comes in some lovely shades. This necklace has so many elements I love, the triple strands, the crocheted beads that you thread onto the strand, the embroidery embellishment, and of course the bow! That is why I am happy that it can reach a new audience! I hope there will be many more Mademoiselle necklaces made in the world!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

eWoodStory Featured in Homespun Magazine!

I love the Australian Magazine, Homespun, and I was so thrilled that they featured our Mini Masterpiece Pendants in their August Issue! We are keen to spread the word about our stitchable pendants and Homespun magazine caters to those who are interested in a variety of crafts, such as crochet, knitting, embroidery, sewing, quilting, and appliqué work. Since all of these crafts would work well in our frames, we thought it was wonderful to be included on the pages of their magazine!

The two frames pictured here are by embroidery artists Margaret Dier, and Defne Gunturkun, and are part of our ongoing Featured Artists Series.

If this is the first time you have heard of Homespun magazine, you don't have to live in Australia to read this inspiring magazine. They also sell digital issues via Zinio!