Thursday, February 19, 2015

Stitched Sheep

Yesterday was an exciting day—the first of my Stitched Sheep project bags and lavender sachets headed off via U.S. mail to their new owners.

How can you not be happy when you are stitching sheep smiles? #sheep #embroidery #knit #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knitstagram #bluepeninsula #bonniesennott

For the first breed in the series, I chose merino—not only because knitters love merino wool for its softness, but because they are exceedingly fun to stitch. After making a few, I've settled on embroidering the faces first, so that I can enjoy the sheep "smile" while stitching the rest.

Breed no. 1: Merino! Coming to my Etsy shop tonight. (Link in profile)

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These hand-embroidered linen project bags and lavender sachets (a natural moth repellant!) are available in my Etsy shop. Each one is individually stitched—no two are exactly alike. The bags measure about 10.5 inches wide and 11.5 inches tall—perfect for small- and medium-size projects like hats, scarves, cowls, mitts, socks, or baby items.

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In the months ahead, I'll be adding more breeds—and maybe even a llama or alpaca, or a plant fiber for those with allergies. The best way to stay abreast of shop updates is to follow me on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter.

Have you got a favorite breed you'd like to see stitched? Leave a comment and let me know!

The sheep are in the shop! Link in profile 🐏 #bluepeninsula #knit #knitting #knittersofinstagram #knitstagram #bonniesennott #sachet #sheep

P.S. If you're anywhere near Easthampton in western Massachusetts and you'd like to try your hand at embroidery, join me this Saturday for my Embroidery I class at Knack, a very cool creative reuse center located in the Eastworks building. You'll learn basic embroidery stitches and techniques, and you'll also get instructions for sewing a sachet, plus some lavender/chamomile filling to take home with you! All supplies are provided; sign-ups end today.

4 comments:

Sonia / Cozy Memories said...

They are utterly lovely, Bonnie ! Well done !
xoxo

Bonnie said...

Thanks so much, Sonia!

Brenda said...

Your sheep are so cute! I wish I lived closer, I'd love to take the class. I've embroidered before (dish towels as a kid) but would love a refresher course.

Tina Sanders said...

Love your Sheep Bonnie!