Before I get started on today’s post, let me just remind y’all that the giveaway for some lovely Japanese silk scraps (for crazy quilting, applique, edging, backing ornaments, framing, anything you like!) is still going! The odds are still very good. All it costs is one little comment, and you might get some exotic patterns in real silk plus a wonderful story for whichever piece you decide to use them on 🙂
Anyway, I finished another flower in the Plas Teg Bellpull (from the Mary Jane Collection). It’s the central blue flower, and I really like the finished effect. All that stem stitch filling got a little tiring, so I threw in some additional fly stitch (the middle two sepals already had it).
Also, it’s been a while since I posted a photo of the whole piece, so here it is.
My mother use to embroiderie, just like the ones you send me. I am sorry now, that when she said to me “come and sit next to me so that i can teach you to embroider.” but i was interested in other things. When I see your beautiful embroiderie i am sorry now!…
You know, it’s never too late to start! Now there are even video tutorials (see Mary Corbet’s site Needle’n’Thread at http://www.needlenthread.com/videos), so you can have a teacher any time you need one.
Very nice! Beautiful colors.
Your work is beautiful. Inspires me to try crewel again.
glad to hear it! Crewel can be so much fun.
Your piece is exquisite, the colors are magnificent, you are such a talented lady, Thank you for sharing your lovely work.
awwwww, thank you!
Stem stitch filling does go on a bit, doesn’t it – but the lacy fly stitch you’ve added also fits nicely – well done!
I love to embroider, but cannot find kits anymore like we used to. I used to embroider a lot of Elsa Williams, two years ago finally finished stitching her masterpiece “Merton.” It is beautiful,,I think.
Where do you buy your pieces to embroider?
I buy all my kits/designs online – my local needlework shops just don’t have these types of kits. There are a ton of independent designers and needlework shops with websites, though. I’ve linked to quite a few with sample photos (most of which I’ve bought something from) you can check my Design Sites category (http://enbrouderie.com/category/design-sites/). If you are specifically looking for Elsa Williams kits, Google will find you lots of sites, one of which is at http://www.123stitch.com/Embroidery_Kits_Elsa_Williams.html
If you are looking for a particular style, just let me know – I haven’t posted about all the shops I’ve found (usually I stick to ones I’ve bought from) but would be happy to come up with a list.
Google Image Search is also great for finding things.
I love it! Lovely colours, beautiful stitching 🙂
Beautiful blog and beautiful work. Thank you to share with us
Amazing. it seems like you have magic in your fingers