Sunday, August 31, 2014

Done!

Here's my latest embroidered witch, finished!





Sunday, August 17, 2014

Taking shape...

The stitching is finished, now for the accessorising!

A bit more to do.....

Unusually for me, this one has a needle felted face.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Stitching..............................................

I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted on this blog.


I have been doing some embroidery, but not as much as I would like. There just don't seem to be as many hours in the day since the man in this house retired!

I did a bit on the Slow Cloth.........


And there is some embroidery going on on this little art doll, soon to become a witch:






Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Santa gets the blues!

A trio of little stuffed and embroidered Santas. All on a blue background.

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The body is made from scraps of fleece fabric, needle felted onto a base of recycled fibres with the addition of dyed wool sliver (roving), machine quilted and heavily embellished with hand embroidery, beads and sequins. The face is hand painted with needle felted eyebrows and the moustache and beard are fine merino fleece or silk fibres needle felted in place. For the technically minded, stitches used on these pieces include: interlaced chain band, interlaced herringbone, cretan, straight stitch and trellis stitch.