Created by: hippyastrum
Project

Lisa's Doodle

What are you most proud of? This is the first time I've made something for anyone outside my family and I really enjoyed the collaboration; working together with my friend was very interesting, as I tried to respond positively to all her ideas, although she said I should always have the final say as it was my work. I'm also pleased with the way I responded to the challenge of the colours, which I was actually quite concerned about at the beginning but I ended up really enjoying. The fact that now this hanging has pride of place in my friend's house makes me very happy. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just go for it and don't be afraid to move out of your comfort zone, whether it be colours or techniques. You might surprise yourself!

You Can Make This

hippyastrum made Lisa's Doodle with:

Stupendous Stitching

Online Class

Stupendous Stitching

with Carol Ann Waugh

  • I used fabrics from my own stash and also some provided by my friend which had memories for her - eg children's baby clothes
  • a favourite sweater
  • a friend's top

Project Description

What are you most proud of? This is the first time I've made something for anyone outside my family and I really enjoyed the collaboration; working together with my friend was very interesting, as I tried to respond positively to all her ideas, although she said I should always have the final say as it was my work. I'm also pleased with the way I responded to the challenge of the colours, which I was actually quite concerned about at the beginning but I ended up really enjoying. The fact that now this hanging has pride of place in my friend's house makes me very happy. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just go for it and don't be afraid to move out of your comfort zone, whether it be colours or techniques. You might surprise yourself!

Q&A with hippyastrum

lindabrau32 asked:
Wow! I think this is absolutely gorgeous! I'm just starting my first project, but I truly hope to mature to that creative level. Great job!
hippyastrum answered:
Thank you for your kind comment about my hanging - it took me a long time but I was really pleased with it. I hope you enjoy your first project and I'm glad to have given you some inspiration.
Echidna asked:
Just beautiful.
hippyastrum answered:
Thank you for commenting on my work - I have only put a couple of things on here before and it's still amazing when people say they like it. Thanks again.
Carol Ann Waugh asked:
Your pieces is AMAZING! I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing because you have inspired ME as well as everyone else in our class. WOW!
hippyastrum answered:
Wow, Carol (or should I say Carol Ann?) - I am honoured indeed by your comment. It means so much to me that you like it and I am so pleased to inspire you and others with my work. I have only shared a few pieces before and so it still amazes me when people on the other side of the world say they like them! Thanks again.
AnnJones asked:
I'm speechless. You piece is so rich and full of texture. Love it!!!
hippyastrum answered:
Thank you so much. I think it was because I was working out of my comfort zone with such a muted range of colours that I could focus much more on texture. I did learn a lot doing it.

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