Check our our “Path to creativity: Don’t follow instructions” post here to read more about the experiment.
Well, the results are in!I’m overwhelmed by the amazing stitching of our experimenters. And if you’ve been following the tour I hope you were just as blown away. There were so many ideas. So many techniques. So much cuteness. Not to mention attempts at posing real kitties.
I LOVE everyone’s creativity!
Below are direct links to the embroidery experimenters and their posts. Click the links to hear their full story about stitching the Crafty Cat and Knitty Kitty embroidery patterns with no instructions.
Abby from While She Naps
Nicole from Follow the White Bunny
Mollie from Wild Olive
Olisa and Leigh from Mr. X Stitch
Floresita, Gabi, Kristen, Jo, and Pam from Feeling Stitchy
Wendi from Shiny Happy World
I had so many creativity "ah ha" moments while I was looking at everyone's pics and reading their stories. Below are some of their pics and the experimenting tips I learned through this project.
• Experiment: Try filling in shapes with different colored floss to create blended color. Stitch on a patterned fabric.
• Experiment: Play with color! Try colors that you don't use often.
Speaking of floss colors I don't use often, check out Pam's embroidery above. I almost never use variegated color floss. But after looking at this cute kitty, it's going on my list of things to experiment with.
• Experiment: Play with different ways to use variegated floss.
First off, love the blue fabric that Floresita used for the background in the above pic. Also love the textured kitty. But check out that ball of yarn and the knit square! The ball of yarn looks just like a 3 dimensional ball of yarn. And the knit square was actually knit with tiny needles then attached to the background afterwards. How fun.
• Experiment: Combine different crafts together in the same project.
• Experiment: Use a material you've never used before.
• Experiment: How can you make embroidery the STAR of your project?
• Experiment: Stitch onto bold colored fabrics.
• Experiment: Be bold!
• Experiment: Try a new technique.
• Experiment: Make a pattern your own!
the posing kitties!