52 Handmade Tags- January

Sometimes something comes along, and it just keeps coming back again and again, until you think Yes this is for me. It first cropped up on Facebook and Untangled Threads- Helen mentioned it, others who had participated said they were joining in, pictures appeared… then I read https://chasingstories.wordpress.com/2021/01/28/3-things-plus-a-few-more/ Julianne’s post. And I thought that might just be the project I was looking for.

I followed her link to Anne’s You Tubehttps://www.youtube.com/c/AnneBrookeTextileArtist

and I was hooked. A small project running through 2021, not too big a time commitment, using all those scraps I’ve been saving for a rainy day, and one that would enable me to explore colour- something that had arisen from my reading of Julia Cameron’s book- The Artist’s Way- the retirement version.

I ordered my tabs, I waited very impatiently for the delivery man. I don’t think I have waited for a delivery so much for quite a while.

It came, oh joy. I set to work.

pins, buttons, bits of fabric and stuff
My white tag- symbolising new beginings and a brand New Year.

Each week there will be a new You Tube video, and a new tab to make- to adapt to do with as we like to make our own.

Week two – was hearts- I did something different to the video.

Keeping it simple.

As it happens my brother’s birthday fell during the second week of January. He would have been 65 this year, but sadly passed away in 2019 from a brain tumour. He was my baby brother, larger than life, and has left a great big gaping hole in the family. This heart was for him and those of us who miss him terribly.

Week three- faux chenille- a chance to use the scraps of fabric dyed whilst completing the stitchbook.

One of the techniques we used in the Stitchbook, so this one was dedicated to the group.
Dedicated to the Stitchbookers.

The embroideries are attached with stitches to create a border on the back for writing- what you write is up to the individual.

Week Four- fern stitch- each month there wil be a new stitch to try.

I love fern stitch- one of my favourite, couldn’t resist adding french knots.
This is such fun.
All four together

Now to stitch the next ones, can’t wait. It’s the perfect project for 2021. I wondered if anyone else had found their perfect project for this year yet?

Author: nanacathy2

We recently moved house to Wiltshire to be closer to family. This means I have a lovely new area to explore and being retired time to enjoy my family, the garden, walking, reading, crafting, history and life in general.

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