Friday, April 11, 2014

Stitched maps

We are all very excited about the first &Stitches swap, and pleased that so many of you have signed up already. If you haven't signed up yet, don't worry, sign ups are open until the 18th. Find out more here.

Our swap theme is 'Places' -we wanted a theme that could be interpreted in lots of different ways. Today I'm sharing some inspirational embroideries that fit the theme of places perfectly because they are all stitched maps!

Map 1

Flickr user hampton300 stitched this beautiful map using a huge range of different stitches. I love how intricate it is. Can you spot all the buttons and beads hiding among the stitching? It makes me think of each stitch representing something different like the key on a map.


FlamingNora stitched this gorgeous piece inspired my her childhood neighbourhood check out her blog post here. This picture is a small detail of a beautiful larger piece.

Soil map detail

This soil map by Flickr user Nicola Searle  is worked on netting. I am feeling very inspired by the possibilities here and I think the colour palette is perfect (I think grey and lilac may be my new favourite). She has produced a series of stitched and embellished maps so if you like this one check out her Flickr photo stream and get 'lost' there for a while (see what I did there... lost...maps... ;) ).

I hope that these embroideries have got you thinking about how you would interpret the theme of 'Places'. Come and join us, you will get to be part of something fun and make a new stitchy friend in the process.

What are you stitching? Please share in the &Stitches Flickr group. We'd love to see it!

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