From Janice: My first challenge! My first mixed media postcard style quilt! What fun! I needle felted the pink heart, fused a piece if paper napkin to the black silk, embellished with buttons, beads and embroidery to attach music and the hearts, as well as to quilt this little piece.
From Donna: I was inspired by the stitching of Jude Hill for this woven piece. There is a piece of my close friend’s linen skirt woven in.
To see more of Donna’s work, visit her BLOG
Melinda stumbled across the Needle Thread Cloth blog and incorporated our latest Heart Challenge into her project.
Hi! I’m Melinda Phillips, a keen embroiderer who just stumbled upon your challenges… I Became very enthusiastic about the possibilities of including some of the challenges into my next project.
I love three dimensional embroidery, have made a gypsy wagon, a French dressing screen, jeep and caravan, three story Christmas cottage all from cardboard, felt and embroidered with many threads on linen. These are all under twelve inches high!!
Currently I am doing an English cottage with lights and a lot of floral flourishes. This is also embroidered with oven, hutch and wardrobe on the walls. I was trying to find crafted furniture for it, but nothing was to scale. So I designed the love seat.. Red running stitch the main contender on linen wrapped around cardboard. It will fit on the bottom floor of my cottage, on the romantic daisy rug. It is about ten cm tall by fifteen cm… Just right for any new courtship!!
Here is a Pinterest Board of Heart Templates which is quite good and has a variety of shapes : http://www.pinterest.com/explore/heart-template/
Also, this video on youtube has a great tutorial on how to sew a stuffed heart together.
From Angela: I’ve used a light blue cloth with an orange (light) organza for the dress. Decorated with pearl beads I’ve made a crochet flower (using lace thread) as a brooch. On the background, I used a grey Polka Dot cloth and lace as decoration. I had a hard time choosing the for the final touch, I was thinking of using a Fan or a Shoe or a ribbon. In the end, I’ve chosen a vintage heart button to go with it. I really like this, is like my dream dress.
To read more about how Angela made this and see her other work, visit her website HERE.
From Jan: The measurements are 6″ tall by 5″ wide. I used purple hand-dyed wool that I embroidered with wool DMC floss in pink and purple. Then I used purple wool floss (in a running stitch) to attach the Paper Whimsy image. Then I layered the wool heart on top of a piece of batting and a cotton heart (backing). I then used pink wool floss and applied a blanket stitch around all of the pieces. The ribbon (‘delight’) was applied using French Knots and I attached a silk ribbon to the top. Oh, and she needed a pearl button on her blouse!