De Stijl

De Stijl
What a great idea: why not redesign some of the wonderful designs made by De Stijl or Koloman Moser, or anything art nouveau, art deco. Easier said than done! With my trusty pencil, I started charting Vilmos Huszár’s Skaters1. Great fun to make and I started by determining what the measure of “1” was. Almost as if you’re playing with Lego! Next up, another member of De Stijl: Bart van der Leck and one of his Factory compositions2.
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Sampler

Sampler
A little bit of this, a little bit of that: I had a piece of cloth that I wanted to use to test if I was able to fill it without planning a design. Bits and pieces, trying out borders and fonts, I remember having to redo the bottom right hand corner quite a few times and still I can spot the mistakes!
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DMC embroidery floss

DMC embroidery floss
When I first started, my mother loaned me some DMC embroidery pattern booklets. I also found a lot of patterns online, and I discovered that you could register for the DMC embroidery floss website and download their free (new) patterns. Learning to read and interpret patterns brought me a lot of insight into how to be efficient but careful when making my stitches. I used whatever small scraps of cloth I had received from my mother and I guess this is how I honed my skill!
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Hello World!

Hello World!
Paging Mom! Paging Mom! Am in desperate need of a new hobby: one where I don’t necessarily look and gaze at screens all day. One where I make something that is tangible and that I can do outside of work hours. My mother was good enough to loan me some cloth and a few colors. She gave me a short instruction and I was off to try to create something in cross stitch embroidery.
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