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Painting and embroidery

Both are my great creative loves. I’ve had periods where I burn for one of them, and I’ve had long periods of rest from them too. These are often caused by some block, a limitation that creates a can’t-do mentality. I hope you aren’t afflicted by this, but if you are there is a way …

Turkey Knots

This is one of my go-to stitches for adding texture and dimensions. It’s even a favorite stitch, but I save it for certain types of areas. They do take a while to make. One tip I can offer is that I often put multiple strands on the needle so there is more thread on the …

Sheep in the Garden Embroidery

I finished something this week. Finally! I’ve been so busy taking care of sites and writing and getting things organized that I haven’t had a lot of time to work on new projects. I’m super happy to have finished this one. I thought a black sheep was missing from my little family of sheep. All …

Sheep in Embroidery

Sheep have turned out to be one of my favorite embroidery themes. I just like their fluffy wooly shapes. They must represent some kind of calmness for me. I really like seeing them in the countryside too. I’ve collected some of my favorite representations. I have three favorite stitches to use for filling them. This …

Embroidery Biscornu

Last post I showed off my cross stitch biscornu. I’ve also worked on making embroidery biscornu too, although I don’t have nearly so many completed. They are the same basic shape. The only difference is that I don’t make back stitch around the edge like for cross stitch biscornu, so I do the whip stitch …