Sunday, February 24, 2008


After having worked on many needlepoint projects recently and still have a lot of unfinished ones that I need to attend to, I just had to do something else before I went bonkers. I just can't work on the same techniques over and over before I feel an urgent need to move to something else. I wanted a project that would be different than what I normally do, something that would challenge me a bit and from which I would learn something new, so a couple days ago I started going through books and magazines and when I saw Tara I knew that this was the one I wanted to do.
Tara started well, but then I got to where I had to appliqué little sections and I was tripping all over myself. My fingers just did not seem to be able to turn the fabric and hold it long enough to tack it to the background fabric. I used up just about all the patience I have, but somehow, not sure how, managed to do it :-)
Tara is a Devaki Parasuramar of South Australia's design that I found in an old Inspirations magazine. When I saw the photo, I knew that I had some ribbons that were similar to the ones she used, but a different color and I also had the background fabric, trigger cloth which is a fabric often used in Brazilian embroidery. I have changed a few things but for the most part have stuck pretty much to the original design.
Working on this design made me wonder how people manage to work on miniature projects. I don't think that I could manage it even in a very good day.
While I was searching for some interesting small projects, I found another one which I will now start after I clear up all the mess I made with this one.
Pierrette =^..^=


Terry said...

That is delightful and reminds me of the Bonnet Girls.

Really pretty and as you said to me earlier very different

Jeanne said...

Oh how pretty!

Elisabeth Braun said...

She's come out very well.=)

LovetoStitch99 said...


She made me think of "Gone with the wind" and all those ladies of a time past.

When I have a bit of time I would like to do some appliqués from the Bonnet Girls. That should be fun too. One of these days, I will surprise you by making one.

Pierrette =^..^=

Doris said...

is amazing..i like the way that the ribbon look in the dress.

Judith said...

Tara is exquisite, what a fabulous job you have done on her. I too have that magazine and always admire her when I am flicking through it.

LovetoStitch99 said...

Thanks, Judith.

I am glad that I finally decided to make her. It is funny like some pieces/projects stay in your mind forever.

I have found a lovely way to finish her through a Canadian magazine (Embroiderers' Guild of Canada), which is something else that when I saw that finishing stayed with me and I was just waiting for an opportunity to use that technique.

I can't finish it right away though because I will need a hot glue gun, which I don't have, but will be receiving for my upcoming birthday :-)

Pierrette =^..^=