Saturday, 7 November 2015

Artisan Apron

Ta-dah! I've finished my artisan apron!  I bought the pattern from Janet Clare a little while ago and purchased my material, but it then took me some time to decide upon the decoration.
I took my inspiration from this ribbon and lace, which I stitched onto the pockets.
My apron was always going to have cats on! :) I embroidered this cat in charcoal grey, using split stitch.  Her eye is highlighted in the duck egg blue to match the ribbon.
 Next I designed these flowers
 and added some seed beads.
 I also love butterflies and stitched two, using the outline from my Tim Holtz dies.

 Along the hem I have stitched these words to describe my creative journey:-
Imagine :: Explore :: Create :: Believe :: Dream :: Love
 Next I needed something at the top of the apron.  I surfed the Net for mini doilie patterns to crochet and then I tea-stained them before stitching them to the apron.

 Finally I crocheted a posy of roses to pin to one apron shoulder.
I really loved stitching this artisan apron and have enough material for another one! :)


Stasher said...

I love your post and the idea of having an apron with embroidery, creating a personalised apron, with such lovely motifs....

Crafty in the Med said...

Such detail!! Absolutely impressive all of it apron embroidery and crochet...I love it!!!

keep well

Amanda xx

thesnailgarden said...

Thank you, it was a pleasure to make. Px

thesnailgarden said...

Thank you Amanda. I'm thinking of making another one! :) Px