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Learning crewel wool embroidery


A small piece practiced with crewel wool. I bought these wool, some from the thrift-store and, the others from, when they have our annual neighbourhood church sales.  I do not have lots of colour selection, but I tried my best to match.

Using acrylic paint, I added details to her face and, some parts of her dress.

 inspiration;  my collection of nesting dolls WinterSareeQuilt update;
Block 3

Couple of more blocks completed on the saree quilt too. I enjoy making up a pattern to fill the motifs.

Block 4

would you like some tea ?
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Thank you for dropping by,
till next time, xox Gaia 

Another attempt on a stump-work portrait...

I did complete this few weeks ago but did not get chance to take pictures as I was away. I like the way her dress turned out.

Sri Lankan handloom...

I took a small break from work to visit my mum and, to spend time with her...I am always sad when it is time to say good-bye. But I need to get back to work and, life on the other side of the ocean.

sunrise seen from my mum's garden..around 5.30-6.00am

Till next time,

Winter Saree quilt..

new year project;

This quilt is going to be made out with purple and, light yellow saree pieces. (winter light does not bring out the proper colours though)

 I am using chain stitch and running stitch. I have done two blocks so far.

I also attempted to do a new stumpwork portrait. I used too much tension around the nose, that it became bit puckered. There is always another try.

Thank you for stopping over,
till next time,
xox Gaia

A new morning.....

another day,

......Healing inner.....
another year ...

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” 
― Rumi

fabric: a piece of an old shirt (home dyed using beetroot, tea and, turmeric)
thread : cotton embroidery
method: all hand stitched using running stitch and,chain stitch

 a new project ....

Thank you for stopping over,

till next time,