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Sheep Crewel Embroidery

Sheep Crewel Embroidery

I finished another little crewel embroidery yesterday, so here it is. I didn’t plan to do the sheep with turkey  knots from the start. I had been thinking long and short, but then when I stopped to think about my other choices, I decided to give the turkey knots a go. I used 3 strands …

Creature of the Deep Blue Sea

Creature of the Deep Blue Sea

I’ve been busy working on more wool stitching! My subject this time in an octopus. I wanted a semi-realistic shape so I did a photo search and got a feeling for how the head should be. The tentacles are a bit exaggerated, but I wanted them long so you get the feeling of them floating …

Feather Stitch: TAST Week 3

Feather Stitch: TAST Week 3

I made a little sampler. This time I used tapestry wool yarns. They are soo nice for making these sorts of samplers. Nice, fat yarns, so you can really see the stitches. And I discovered that I really like these yarns because they sit up on the fabric and give lots of extra dimension. This …

Winter Bliss in Black

Winter Bliss in Black

I re-stitched a design, something I almost never do. I needed to know the amount of thread I used, so I chose to do the skate in black for something different. The black is a little more dramatic maybe, but not so different. I was uncertain of my color choice for the branches on the …

Stitches are like brush strokes

Stitches are like brush strokes

I’ve worked hard on this, but now it’s finally completed. It isn’t a project, but instead my first book of embroidery, and I just have to say something about it here. This is my first book, so I start at the beginning. My main theme throughout the book is that embroidery is an artform and …

January 2012 Embroidery Journal Project

January 2012 Embroidery Journal Project

I’ve completed my embroidery journal project for the month! It’s a bit different, but it has a meaning. I thought about what theme I wanted for the month and decided I would use new beginnings. It took me awhile to choose this theme. I’ve considered many others. New beginnings – not just because it’s a …

Fly Stitch TAST Week 1

Fly Stitch TAST Week 1

This year I signed up to follow along with TAST run from Pintangle. This is the first week, and the stitch is fly stitch. Here is my sampler. I just sat down with a needle and thread and tried a few different ways of lining up the stitches and spacing them. It was fun. There …

First project

First project

The first project of the year is now completed! This one I am calling “Crewel Beetle”. That gives the whole thing away, so here it is! I used some classic crewel embroidery stitches here, namely the beetle’s body. I took the time to lay the lines carefully to be as parallel as possible. Nearly all …

Embroidery Journal Project: January 2012

Embroidery Journal Project: January 2012

Happy New Year to all stitchers everywhere! I hope this year will be the best stitchy year yet. This year I am getting the Embroidery Journal Project going. The main purpose is to give you a chance to make your stitching more personal. This post is the gathering place for anyone wishing to participate in …

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