For my last ‘Workspace Wednesday’ post before taking a little midweek break (you can read about how I am talking a Wednesday blog post spring break to help my blog posts blossom and my creative ideas bloom here on my 50th blog post!) I showed you how I organised my embroidery thread on to pegs for easy access and pretty storage. Whilst I was taking the photographs for this post I had a flash of creative inspiration!
I love how the beautiful coloured embroidery threads look together on the pegs and thought how wonderful they would look in groups of similar colours.
I began playing around with this idea for a while and then other things came up and brooches were to be made and it sat in the corner of my mind reserved for lovely ideas that may never see the light of day or come to any sort of fruition. That is until my lovely Fiancé bought me a giant pack of 100 skeins of embroidery thread from Dunelm Mill for only £12.99! What a Barry bargain!
They seemed to look far too beautiful in the packaging to open them but I was eager to put them into rainbow order (I am
a little super organised like that)
Eeeekkk!! Don’t they look beautiful! I would have that as a print in my studio! << That thought, right there, got me into a tizz of ideas and my imagination went wild. I grabbed my camera, the gorgeous threads and (of course) some buttons (out of my perfectly organised and colour sorted jars) and spent most of yesterday morning, doing what I can only really describe as playing!
I had to really make myself separate up the rainbow of colour on my desk and started to put some of the embroidery thread onto pegs for storage. (I will do this over time with all of them but it is, although therapeutic, time consuming!)
Then I placed the threads on the pegs and played with the colour coordinating buttons and loved the result!
I am sooooo thrilled that my idea came out of its hidden corner of my imagination and became real. I am going to play around in better lighting and aim for a crisper image on some of them but I love the idea so much that I want to look into getting the photographs printed. Then I could make framed prints or canvases for my studio and then maybe (depending on the reaction of you lovely Buttoneers) get them created to sell in my Etsy shop later this year.
What do you think!? Would you be interested in buying a print like this? What would you like to see on a print or canvas for your home? I would need enough interest to go through with this idea so I would love to hear all about it!
Meet me for a chat with a cup of tea in the comments below. I’ll click the kettle on!