* log bookmark

Posted on July 28th, 2005 by maitreya. Filed under Cross Stitch/Embroidery.


Bookmarks, the instant gratification craft, that’s useful too.

I’ve had stumps on the brain since seeing Bird in the Hand‘s wonderful Gocco stump, which is in this shadowbox. Also, a stump drawing and a tree in the same vein, amidst all her other lovely work.

I’ve been mulling over the embroidery in my head a little more each time she posts something. I’ve been imagining an unearthed stump, with roots going everywhere, like a reverse tree. That’s where I started, but the roots didn’t work out, so I chopped it down. Logs make better bookmarks anyway. To finish it, I ironed on some of the fabric in the background and cut it out.

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Still mulling about the stump, though.



6 Responses to “log bookmark”

  1. hannah Says:

    what a great bookmark! do you use a walking foot on your sewing machine when you do things like this?

  2. kim Says:

    that bookmark is awesome! i love how you used stitching to get the texture of the log

  3. hannah Says:

    heh, heh, its your craftlog… get it?

  4. lisa Says:

    thanks for mentioning me! i love your bookmark.

  5. kate Says:

    Oh, that rocks! What a nifty idea!

  6. lyn Says:

    That is beautiful !!!!

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