While I don’t always approve of some of the actions of law enforcement, what pray tell would we do without them! They are not perfect, but then neither am I or you or anyone else. Dispite the fact that this country is already in turmoil, there would be no resolve without the police and sheriff departments of this country. Anyway, what I can’t shoot, I create. Here is my tribute to law enforcement in stitch.
In addition to be a photographer, I have my hands in a lot of things. Needlework is just one of them. This is cross stitch. It is an early form of embroidery dating back to the 1600s. While then done on fine linen it is now done on fabric and canvas. I particularly love to work with Aida 14. The number 14 being the number of blocks per inch. Here is my latest creation along with a few more.
While this little garden girl was done freehand, I also convert photographs for more complex projects. Here are just a few.
I scan the image into my cross stitch software to create the pattern for this pic. Merging the pic and the pattern together I create the complete pdf pattern that can be easily downloaded.
At Christmas I sketched out this crazy pic and also created a cross stitch pattern from it.
From the patterns I frame some and make pillow covers from others. If you are interested in learning how to cross stitch you can email me for instructions or you can also find videos on YouTube.
I have the first pattern and others in my Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/FolkwaysCreations?ref=shop_sugg
Hope you have enjoyed this little segment.
My creativity is not limited to photography. Making sonething beautiful out of very little is what drives me. You don’t have to be an experienced crafter to do these projects. Being a crafter is very rewarder. While I don’t sell a lot, I enjoy it a lot.
This is cross stitch. This piece will soon become a pillow top
Below are some of the recent patterns I have created. You can purchase these in my Etsy Shop “FolkwaysCreations”.
Hope you have a great time stitching. The biggest reason I do cross stitch and other crafts is because it is a healthy way to relieve stress. Try a new craft project today. If you are a beginner, feel free to email me if you have questions.