I am in my happiest of places when I am embroidering. It really does not matter whether I am using knitting, crochet or cloth as my background, it is the tiny stitches that whisk me to another level. It takes hours and hours, it sometimes requires the tedious unpicking of the tiny stitches with tweezers when the outcome is not what I expected, it is always hard on the eyes, not to talk about the shoulders and the neck, but yet, I love it, love every single second that turns into long hours.
This necklace was inspired by Betsy Hersberg. I saw her class on Craftsy last summer, I took it and ever since I have had embroidered beads on my mind. The process into this piece was long, as is so typical to me. I see something that inspires me, but for some reason, I have to allow me weeks or months even before I can turn the inspiration into my own work.
Here is the link for Betsy's site - go take a look at her stunning work - and the link for the Craftsy class.
I have said this many times before but once again: I highly recommend Craftsy, I have learned so much and sometimes I just take a class to see inspired artists. For someone like me, in a remote, quiet village, Craftsy is just a treasure trove.
Have a good weekend. Spend time with something that you really love and set aside all the musts for just a little while.
Wool with you,