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Kate
Cornwall
sketching and stitching and living in Cornwall lilipoposketches@gmail.com
Interests: Sketching, stitching, thinking, reading, dreaming
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Hi Alice, I'm sorry, I did reply to this but my reply seems to have disappeared! You can either applique the hat or embroider it. It is just a choice, whichever you prefer. I hope this makes it clear Kate
Toggle Commented Oct 25, 2018 on lilipopo embroidery patterns FAQ at Lilipopo
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Autumn has been here for a little while, in fact we are heading towards winter although it still feels mild. Last week the sun shone and the sea looked swimmable, I couldn't quite bring myself to get in but J braved it and enjoyed it. Now I'm enjoying drinking oat... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at Lilipopo
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I would like to say I'm sorry I've been away because I've been so busy but the truth is we have had a long long dry summer with warm weather and we are lucky enough to live in Cornwall. Usually August is wet and I get lots of work done... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at Lilipopo
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My sketchbooks tend to be filled with drawings of flowers and my camera is filled with photographs of flowers at this time of year so it's no surprise that my stitch play has been just a little inspired by flowers too. These woven roses are some of the simplest and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2018 at Lilipopo
thank you Catherine, I'm so pleased that you like the design :)x
thank you Kay, I'm so glad you like the colour choices, choosing colours is one of my favourite parts of embroidery. x
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I've been busy over the last few weeks with a lot of admin type work and testing out printed panels but in between all of that I have been doing a little bit of sketching and this little pattern came out of it all. Butterfly girls is two embroidery patterns... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at Lilipopo
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This weekend was my middle 6ft3 'child's' 21st birthday. I only have one left under 18 and not for very much longer! We hired a car (we don't have a car, we love walking, trains and bikes usually) and took local trips that we can't always do. Saturday was spent... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Lilipopo
that is really useful Maggie, thank you for sharing it, I've never seen that site before, I will check it out. It would be very handy to check colours online as my local DMC shop has sadly closed recently. x
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2018 on remembering my threads at Lilipopo
It's taken me years to decide to have a system! My threads are wrapped around cards in a box but I that's more for the patterns. I like the idea of pulling colours out of a bag and seeing what you get, more fun. Thank you for the kind words about the designs. x
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2018 on remembering my threads at Lilipopo
thank you, I'm glad you found it inspiring x
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No problem, I'm glad you found it useful x
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I'm so glad you found the idea helpful. It's taken me a long time to even think of having a system!! x
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2018 on remembering my threads at Lilipopo
thank you Dianne for your lovely comment. I'm so glad that you enjoy stitching the patterns. How fabulous to be making a quilt! x
Toggle Commented May 11, 2018 on Beginning stitching at Lilipopo
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I have a terrible habit of absolutely loving a particular colour, coming to the end of it and then completely forgetting what it was. I probably should have been keeping a record of my colours before now but there we go! So this week I gradually started wrapping some of... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Lilipopo
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Thank you Glenda, I have to admit I'm quite addicted to chain stitch at the moment, I think I would quite like chain stitch and french knot hair for myself! I agree about the macro shots, it's easy to forget that not everyone's stitches are the same and there are some parts of an embroidery where it might matter more. x
Toggle Commented May 2, 2018 on how long should my stitches be? at Lilipopo
The designs and colours are very beautiful! I agree it took a bit of to-ing and fro-ing for me to work the instructions out. I think everything is there but not always obvious. It took a while for me to work out the number of threads for everything. I'm glad you find my instructions simple :) x
Toggle Commented May 2, 2018 on A beautiful book by Yumiko Higuchi at Lilipopo
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A question I get asked quite a lot is how long my stitches are. The first time I was asked I took a ruler and measured, a fairly consistent 3mm. But this morning I was a little distracted while I was stitching this first draft of a princess and listening... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at Lilipopo
That sounds beautiful and I really need a scissor case! I will have a look for the book. I am so in love with Japanese embroidery. x
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2018 on A beautiful book by Yumiko Higuchi at Lilipopo
thank you for taking the time to let me know. It's lovely to hear that I inspired you to create your own little people x
Toggle Commented Apr 20, 2018 on Free stuff at Lilipopo
Hi Sara and thank you for your comment. I agree, usually I do like to use a lot of colours but this is great for carrying around with you. I think I still prefer using backstitch to outline stitch too :) I am always on the lookout for Japanese craft books as they are always so beautiful, I have just ordered one in Japanese, I'm hoping I can follow the diagrams!
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2018 on A beautiful book by Yumiko Higuchi at Lilipopo
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When I first began Lilipopo it was zakka sewing that interested and encouraged me. I love the way very simple designs can be beautiful with a little care. So over the Easter weekend I had a little time to do some personal stitching and pulled out my zakka embroidery book... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at Lilipopo
thank you Megri, is digitalizing for card making? I don't know very much about it unfortunately. x
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2018 on Easter and bunnies at Lilipopo
thank you Sara, I think the ribbon is a lovely idea. I'm working on a hanging idea for for the new mushroom reader design. x
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2018 on Easter and bunnies at Lilipopo
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Spring keeps showing it's head for a moment here and then disappearing back into cold grey rain. I think it's probably always like this at this time of year but I do love the sunny days! So I wanted a happy project to fill a little time this week. With... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at Lilipopo