Thursday, 14 July 2011

Joan Elliott

I have fallen in love with Joan Elliott's designs. I bought her Bookazine, the one that has a collection of her works that have been published in the cross stitcher magazine. I love, love, love, love, love her seasonal faeries. She uses a lot of purple in her designs and it just happens to be my favourite colour. I love the detail she puts in all her designs, they are a joy to just look at and the detail... I've never dealt with beads and metallics and she uses a tonne in her designs. After I've gone through the current WIPs and the boxer chart I will seriously consider doing this set.
Bookazine with Summer Fairy on the front

 I know the images are really bad but you get the idea on what they look like. They are amazing.

Caitlin

3 comments:

  1. Hi Mangogirl :)
    I just found your blog while following a trail from blog to blog!

    I love JE too! I managed to get my hands on a copy and now have to figure out which one to do first!

    I think I'm leaning toward the Water Goddess at the moment or maybe the Summer Fairy...

    Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do :D

    Kirstin
    "Stitchin' Addiction"
    http://addictedtostitchin.blogspot.com/

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  2. Isn't it funny how small the world is :D I think you were talking about me on your blog when you were talking about this magazine :D

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  3. LOL, I was so excited when I got my copy of the book - JE does uses such beautiful colours and the faces of her fairies are lovely - the Mirabilia ladies all tend to look a bit snooty, with their noses in the air but JE's are pretty.

    Before you tackle a full-on beaded/metallic project, have a play around on something small - a biscornu is always fun to experiment with new bits and pieces... I recommend getting some beeswax or thread heaven to help keep the metallics/filaments under control... and use shorter lengths so they don't fray out on you. I love sparkly stuff and quite often will chuck some beads or blending filament in "just because I can." I love them and don't find them to much of a problem, just go slowly, one step at a time, you'll love it!

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