Saturday, January 12, 2013

Ink Circles T-Shirt

Why is it that whenever I get sloppy and spill strawberry yogurt on a T-shirt, it has to be a new T-shirt?  Story of my life.  But waste canvas to the rescue plus a little freebie from Ink Circles,  Ink Spot #11, Celtic Swirls.  You can get the freebie by subscribing to the Ink Circles Newsletter. I changed the colors to try to match one I saw that someone stitched, but I kind of made that pink too light.  In any case, the strawberry stain is well-hidden.  Some weird rogue stitches with this as always happens when I work on this fabric.  T-shirts are just so stretchy and not at all well-behaved!


I finished another pair of fingerless gloves with the Fetching pattern, but I forget to take a photo before I gifted them.  They were done with Knit Picks Swish.  I love that yarn.  Just such a soft super-wash wool.

I had a surprise find a couple of days ago.  I was moving a bookcase and discovered I had stored and old piece of crewel embroidery behind it.  It wasn't in great shape at this point and I had completely forgotten about it.  It dates back from the 70's when you could buy marvelous crewel embroidery kits everywhere.  Take a look at all the different yarns and stitches.  Doesn't this look like a fun project?  I think it might be an old Bucilla kit or maybe some manufacturer that has long since bit the dust. 


23 comments:

Jackie said...

I love the trees in the crewel piece!

I'm never clever enough to figure out a good way to cover up a spot on a shirt.

geeky Heather said...

Great fix for the T-shirt!! And that crewel kit is amazing...that will look so cool stitched up.

Theresa said...

What a great disguise!!! Now you have a new T-shirt!!!!!
Love that crewel piece!!!! It is amazing~

Sarah Beth said...

The crewel piece is very bright:-) my sister would love it. She loves bright colors and especially orange.

ArchangelDecker said...

Awesome fix for the t-shirt! It looks great. :)

Nima said...

wow..the crewl piece looks fabulous. and and lovely cross sttich on the t shirt

Jane Galley said...

Oh what a lovely find! Great way to rescue a t-shirt. Would a light interfacing/fabric stabiliser help with the stretchiness?
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Anne said...

Love the Ink Circles design. The colours you used are wonderful. And such a great idea!! Yes, I remember very well the crewel kits. I think I have a couple stashed in a bin. Your houses look great, the colours so bold. Glad you found it to show us! :)

Michelle said...

A great save for the t-shirt and what a lovely find behind the bookcase!

Brigitte said...

My t-shirts usually go away, when the spot doesn't go away. Now this is a great idea. I'll have to keep this in mind.
A very interesting find behind the bookcase. What a lovely piece.

Vickie said...

Great looking fix for the t-shirt. What a cool find!

Margaret said...

I love what you did with the t-shirt! Very nice! What fun to find an old crewel piece too!

Siobhán said...

That crewel piece is so pretty!

Great idea with the waste canvas covering the stain. I am hopeless, half the stuff I eat ends up on my shirt. LOL

Annette said...

Who doesn't has that..
I have it a lot.. I'm a dirty eater.. lol... learned not to eat when I dress-up for a party in my party colthing...hihi
You found a good way for it!
It looks great.

Your 'old' piece is look great.. love all the different stitches in it =))

Carol said...

Such a good "fix" for the stained t-shirt, Annie!I'll have to remember that.

Boy, does that crewel piece bring back memories! That's how I started my stitching career, too--with those old Bucilla Kits. Not sure if I ever finished one, though... All of them seemed to have all the "in" colors of the 70s--harvest gold, avocado green, and flame orange. Just like the old crockpots (which I'm still using, by the way!!)... Do you plan to hang it up?

Melanie said...

What a neat-o fix! I usually just designate those shirts as 'bedtime wear'. :)

Love the old piece! Our kitchen in the 70's used every one of those colors - at the same time. Haha! (Dark brown stained cabinets, orange/yellow floral wallpaper and avocado green appliances. YUM!)

Kissy said...

This is crewel?! I'm clueless about this but it looks really cool! Good companion for your birthday village ;-)
Well done on the T-shirt. Nobody would believe that there's a stain!

Karen said...

What a clever way to cover up a stain, it looks great! I love the crewel picture, too, it looks like the stitches have lots of interesting texture.

Sandra said...

I agree with Jane, I'm using iron on pelon (the lightest one) to stitch on thin fabrics and stretchy ones and it does the trick. Your T-shirt looks wonderful no matter what, I can't tell where the x's are uneven.

I love the tree on the crewel, it sure is a fun piece.

angel said...

Hi

I love your t-shirt - that's a great idea!
Your stitching is beautiful.

Nicky said...

Great save on your T-shirt, I'm actually happy to hear I'm not the only one who spills my food... :-)
The crewel is awesome, I wonder what you're going to turn that masterpiece into.......?

Anne said...

Loove this ink circles on a t-shirt! So inventive and good to cover a stain!What a neat surprise to find an old Bucilla kit! It's really cute!

Meg said...

Hello

Just found your blog.

What a great idea for the t-shirt. I like the design you chose too.
The crewel piece is lovely, so colourful.