I have had several people ask me about were to find the pendants I mounted the stitched pieces in. They are all custom made with a glass foiling technique. I made each one by hand (fun with a soldering iron) and there is no equivalent in a non-custom format. Milady's Needle does have a hinged glass pendant (square or rectangular) for some new designs she released in Nashville and we can get just the pendant. You can check out her blog to see some photos of them. I have also purchased some glass pendants in the past from another company but I wasn't happy with the quality of them - I do like the ones Gloria has access to. Keep in mind these do not look like the custom made ones, but it does get you a nice small glass pendant. If you're interested in those pendants just ask your local Society Shop about the ones from Milady's Needle. - Cathe

All my models are done for Series #1 and turned into their finished work. Amor is a necklace, which I wear on a chain. The other pieces are currently intended to be ornaments, although that might change. These pieces will be going on the road to the Society Member shops so you can see them in person if one of our Member shops is near you. First stop will be Stitchville USA. If you're planning to attend Deb's Spring Fling April 23-25 with Blackbird Designs, these little gems will be there to take a closer look at. Stay tuned for more travel details!






















French Country Amor - #179

Carmine Rose

French Country Pear - #169

Olivine

Alphabet Pumpkin - #201

Inca Gold

French Country Bunny - #167

Northern Lights

French Country V - #159

Cocolat

I've finished up turning my little Series #1 stitched pieces into glass pieces. The heart (Amor) was turned into a necklace, which I've worn to the shop a couple of times. The other pieces, which I'll provide pictures for later, are intended to be something I can hang like an ornament.

French Country - Love is the next piece I've finished and it's a preview of the first color in Series #2 (Aubergine). Again this is stitched on 40 count Graziano linen over 1 thread. It too will get turned into a necklace when I have some spare time.

To see the other pieces I've stitched with some of personal stash of Soie Surfine (some colors only exist in my stash) visit my personal blog.

I hope you're enjoying my little stitching excursions in the Society of Soie Surfine - Cathe!

Two more little samples

I've finished the Reindeer and started on JBW Designs' The Queen Bee. This one will be a little bigger at 2.5". The needle pictured is a Bohin #28 to give some sense of scale.






Stitched with Inca Gold and Olivine.




JBW Designs - The Queen Bee #216


Stitched with Cocolat




I've finished up with my samples using Northern Lights and Olivine. I has have an early photo of what I'm working on for the Cocolat. This is the continuation of working some of Judy at JBW Designs, lovely little tone-on-tone designs.






French Country Bunny - #167

Stitched with Northern Lights

French Country Pear - #169

Stitched with Olivine

French Country V - #159

Work in progress with Cocolat

Inca Gold

Carmine Rose

Here are the final two colors in Series #1. The blue is called Northern Lights (thanks to Janice @ Traditional Stitches for the name). The brown is called Cocolat - an homage to one of both Anne (Gloriana Threads) and Cathe's favorite chocolate shops in Berkeley (long since gone).

We plan to send the Northern Lights in late March/early April and Cocolat in late April/early May.

If you look at the JBW Alphabet Pumpkin in the photos of a previous post you'll see the Cocolat as the stem (and the Olivine as a tiny vine).

Here is the set of Series #1 colors (remember, photos online never do them justice).



Carmine Rose, Olivine, Inca Gold, Northern Lights, Cocolat

More Stitched Samples

Here are two lovely little JBW Designs perfect for stitching with Soie Surfine. Both are stitched over one one 40 count Graziano Ricamo Ivory. I like this particular fabric for over one with the Soie Surfine because it's a dense bodied fabric. The pieces are very small, when I cut the fabric I stitched the Amour design on a piece 3x4 and just held it in my hand. The pumpkin was just a slightly larger piece of fabric at 4x4. I've not yet decided how to finish them off, I may turn them into a fob or one of my soldered necklaces. Time will tell. But I thought you would enjoy seeing more samples of what you can do with your hand-dyed Soie Surfine from the Society of Soie Surfine!














JBW French Country Amour #179
1 1/8" x 1 1/4"
Stitched with Carmine Rose




JBW Alphabet Pumpkin #201
1 5/8" x 1 1/8"
Stitched with Inca Gold


With delays in getting fabric and the holidays we're behind on our schedule for the next thread color and fabric. But both are in the dyeing queue! We have received some of the third color - Inca Gold and some of the fabric - Society Charm. It will be awhile before they are sent to all the member shops as we get remaining thread and fabric dyed and packaged. But here's a preview to whet your appetite!








Inca Gold - 100yd skein

Inca Gold packages on a ring

Society Charm fabric
40 count


Society Charm with
Carmine Rose, Olivine & Inca Gold

The fabric is a Vintage color so has some mottling in it. There is a slight redish-brown cast to it, which works well with the colors in Series #1. Society members will be able to order extra fabric during Series #1 so once you get your fabric you can order more if you fall in love with it. We certainly think it's a winner!