* embroidered office supplies

Posted on April 16th, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Cross Stitch/Embroidery.

More embroidery for The Project. I want to offer 2 variations, one for sewing supplies and one for office supplies, one with hand embroidery and one with machine embroidery, and two different styles to appeal to different readers. After I had enough of the hand embroidery today (will post more of that soon), I was rummaging through my thread trying to pick a color scheme for the machine-embroidered one when I thought about doing it as a kind of sketch. I think it’s because I’ve been digging Obsessive Consumption lately and wishing that I could draw. I’m not 100% sold on it yet. I can’t decide if it looks cool and modern or just scribbly. Any ideas on what I could replace the rubber bands with? I like them the least. I’m in love with my embroidered sharpie, though. And of course the scissors.

Big technical breakthrough with the machine embroidery: behold the power of the darning foot. All the tension-weird-loopy-back issues I was having *poof* disappeared.


5 Responses to “embroidered office supplies”

  1. lisa Says:

    i LOVE these… [and the pins in the last post]. wow…. so cool…. substitutes for rubberbands? how bout a ruler? stapler? tape? those are a bit more complex [although look at your pencil!!]… how bout a push pin??

    and i would say that these ARE drawings…..

  2. abbyjane Says:

    I love the paper clips the best. And I envy the fact that you own a darning foot for your machine. That’s my next big purchase.

  3. Ali Says:

    Your designs are just charming. My vote would be for thumb tacks (do you call them push pins?). or you could do a pad of post-its.

  4. ariel Says:

    these look like kurt vonnegut drawings. i think they’re really cool.

    and i’ve seen you draw and paint, and it was good, so no more of this “i can’t draw” bullshit.

  5. kate Says:

    thanks for the shout out! and I love the stitchings! and don’t worry about thinking you can’t draw because you can! they are great!!!


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