Being Creative!


Giliell is being all creative and productive again, with more marker cases. Beautiful! Click for full size.

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  1. says

    I gravitate to the flowers and birds. (First one). That reminds me of native designs on long white cotton dresses in Mexico.

  2. says

    @Caine. I do not know about Germany or where Giliell gets her inspiration (I would not be suprised if those vere completely original designs), but this one slightly reminds me of some old flowery designs that used to decorate houses and furniture in Czech, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and Russia. Google search “slavic flower embroidery” or “slavic flower decorations” or “slavic flower pattern” and you will find a lot of beautifull patterns.

  3. says

    Not at all.

    I was trying to figure out why I like the butterflies the most and I think I found out why -- it is assymetrical design and I am very fond of assymetrical designs in general.

  4. Ice Swimmer says

    The birds and flowers design looks familiar (and it’s beautiful). I think there may have been some imports from the Eastern Bloc in the 1970s with that kind of patterns on black or something and I’m sure I’ve been exposed to those kinds of patterns, but can’t figure out where.

  5. says

    I do not know about Germany or where Giliell gets her inspiration (I would not be suprised if those vere completely original designs)

    Sorry to disappoint you, but my designs are usually bought embroidery files. Unlike The Artist, who could draw recognisable animals at the age of three, I haven’t managed that skill yet (but I can make a 3D model out of fabric…)
    Furthermore, to turn drawings into machine embroidery you need a lot of skill, time, patience and 1k$ software…

    , but this one slightly reminds me of some old flowery designs that used to decorate houses and furniture in Czech, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine and Russia.

    The company claims it’s based on Mexican designs, but I think such bold “flowers and birds” designs are common in many parts of the world and probably all over Europe. I know them from Eastern Europe as well as Germany as well as Spain and Portugal…

  6. says

    I am not disappointed, it is still a skill to choose and implement the design in any meaningfull way. I think it would be cool if you worked together with The Artist.

    May I ask what embroidering machine you use?

    When I was a child I used to make designs for my mother for knipling and knitting. I still sometimes do, although now not as much as then, because her arthritic hands are not that able anymore and I do not have the time.

    I miss those times when I could draw something and my mom would do something beautifull and/or usefull out of it. I will try and find some pictures somewhere. Alas most of this was in times before digital imagery and the behind iron curtain, so most of it was swallowed by time.

  7. rq says

    My grandma was a big knipler, I still have some of her work (some of it still attached to dresses my mother made); that, and belt-weaving are hobbies I want to re-learn as my old age approaches (habloodyha). I’ve already proven to myself that I’m not much of a knitter (though my mother is!) or crocheter (though my other grandma was!) or seamstress (sewer?) (other family members did better with that, plus the initial investment for equipment is a bit steep for me).

    Giliell
    You may buy the files for the machine, but there’s still a certain skill in arrangement and colour selection and background colour to make a piece really stand out. Hope to see some original designs someday, too. ;)

  8. says

    Oh, I’m not going to sell myself short. There’s still quite a lot of skill, talent and creativity needed to get the things right, but I don’t want to take credit for someone else’s work.

    I currently use a HUsqvarna Viking Topas 20, though I’m not as happy with it as I used to be with my Brother machine that I had before. I still hope that it will last me for some more years.

    I always have plans to work with The Artist, but somehow I never seem to manage to…

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