Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Learning Crochet and Stumpwork

Back in April, I was watching lots of videos about junk journaling. I told one of my co-workers that I wanted to learn how to crochet. I wanted to be able to make little embellishments to add to the journals.  We have different schedules so we really don't have any time when she can teach me, but she gave me a ball of yarn and a crochet hook so I could practice.

During the past few months, I kept the yarn next to the computer and sometimes when I was watching a movie or show on the computer, I would pick up the yarn and make a little something to practice.

Result:  little bits of flawed practice pieces that might be scary to find in a journal.

Fast forward to this week, I saw Tanya's stumpwork, based on Queenie's tutorial.  I looked at one of my samples and thought it would make good hair for a stumpwork person.  I could use the corners of my muslin from the crazy quilt class and use that for a face, and of course I have plenty of fabric scraps and embroidery floss for the rest of it.

I haven't finished the eyes - have to find black and white threads, but otherwise, she's done! She was a lot of fun to make!

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Queeniepatch said...

Oh, that is a great portrait! The hair is perfect! I like how you have used Chain Stitch as an accent on the collar.
If you make another one, please let me know!
Happy quilting, happy stitching.

Tanya said...

FANTASTIC!!! Aren’t these stumpwork people fun!?! How neat that you could make your own hair for your lady. Has she got a name?