Monday, 2 March 2020

Going round in circles. New Mandala.

I thought I might as well fill the second 50p small frame while I was in the mood. I like mandalas and found one in a colouring book. I traced the outline onto greaseproof paper, then transferred it onto two pieces of yellow silk already stretched in the frame. Behind that I put a circle of thin wadding to stabilise the stitching. It's finished and I'm just about to close up the back. 
Pull the gathers tight and use up the thread to stitch across the middle a few times. Next cover it up with a circle of felt.

My mandala. Some of the lines were already there, but most of it I made up. I added an extra circle around the edge.

The centre is a piece from a necklace but it's a bit buried with sequins and French knots.




Heidi was on hand to supervise.

I'm really pleased with this, it looks lovely in real life.
Thank you to the International Walking Group members who have checked in with their miles. If you haven't yet done so you can go to the post any time and add your totals to the comments. 
Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip.   ilona

18 comments:

  1. Really pretty. You're so imaginative, Ilona.

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  2. I love mandalas too.I have just finished crocheting two but I love yours .What a great idea.

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  3. I love this,so beautiful.
    Mary

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  4. Beautiful, so pretty
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  5. Thank you
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    To the 8 people above this comment. Much appreciated.
    ilona

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  6. I am amazed at how even your stitches and designs are. Really looks perfect and just lovely! You are so clever and talented! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Gorgeous! I love your creativity!

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  8. Another work of art to admire - I love your sewing/embroidery creations - well done Ilona:)

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  9. It is so special Ilona and I love all the tiny stitches..It would take me forever to do all that!,xx

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    1. Hi Debi. Even though my specs are varifocals, I take them off to do small stitching. I hold the work closer to my face so I can put the needle precisely where I want the stitch to be.

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  10. Very nice. I'm inspired to try that. I'll be on the lookout for a similar frame. I already have the embroidery floss. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Very pretty mandala ❤️❤️❤️

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