Wipocalypse – Gettin’ Creativ

Finishing up Summer/Keep Winter Keep got me thinking about my older Creativ Festival projects. I used to have a rule, before the little man was born, that I had to finish all the class pieces of the previous year before I signed up for any more classes. But, as time has become a very precious commodity, the number of hobbies I partake in has grown, and the number of classes I take has increased greatly, I just haven’t been able to keep up.

My pile of Creativ Festival kits has now grown so much that it has taken over a drawer and part of my work basket. It seems like every time I go to look for something I trip over one of the kits. And, given that the class brochure for this fall is due out sometime in July, I figured that I had better make an attempt to finish up a few more.

So, I gave the piles a stir and out popped I am a Creative Soul, a design by Jennifer Aikman-Smith from the 2011 Creativ Festival. She created the chart so that is was like a collaboration between her and the stitcher. Some parts of it have an assigned colour, but most are labeled things like “wild over-dyed silk”, “bead of your choice” or “light over-dyed silk”. It is charted with several specialty stitches, but she provides suitable substitutions if you happen to not like what she picked. I’m really excited to be working on it again.

I Am a Creative Soul by Jennifer Aikman-Smith

My fabric is a hand-dyed from Enchanting Lair. (Yep, I use her fabric a lot because I really do love it. If you haven’t tried it, seriously, head over there and buy some. Not affiliated, blah, blah.) The silk is Dinky Dyes, and Hand-Dyed Fibers, the light-coloured heart is Threadworx, and the black is good, old DMC.

I’ve still got quite a bit left to do on this, but I expect it will see lots of attention over the next little while, and be the focus for this month’s Wipocalypse. Of course, I’ve still got that pair of socks to finish in the next little while, but I just can’t put my stitching needle down for long.

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