Category Archives: Embroidery styles

Lantern Plants: Finished

You can see this isn’t a very large piece – my hands are pretty small. The background is a special dyed silk. Here’s a photo of the whole frame: I had it framed at We Frame It in Houston, TX. … Continue reading

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Lantern Plants: All of them!

Dear Readers, I haven’t been posting but I have been embroidering! My Number One Fan (Grandma) is making dire threats about what will happen if I don’t start posting, so the blog is back. I have pre-written one post a … Continue reading

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Water’s Edge: More bird feathers

    Just a quick update today – I worked some more feathers, finished the beak, and added the eye. Then I played with camera settings for a while. Look, I got it in focus and didn’t wash out the … Continue reading

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Water’s Edge: Bird feathers

I decided to go back to work on this bird for the Water’s Edge Anchor embroidery kit. I’ve been working with 1 strand of thread for the bird (more threads for the rest of the piece). The bird looks extra-delicate … Continue reading

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Chikankari class: Finished!

I finished it! Thank you, Anita, for the design and instructions. I’m delighted with the outcome of the project. Chikan embroidery is really interesting. I’m daydreaming of making a wide decorative belt with it now. I very much enjoyed working with … Continue reading

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Chikankari class: Almost done

I’m almost done with Anita’s chikan embroidery class! What a dramatic design! All that’s left is a little embroidery inside the paisley, under the heart. I’m still debating what color to use. What do you think? It’s also time to start … Continue reading

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Chikankari class: More progress

You can see the progress at the bottom and the top of the piece. I won’t be adding new colors to the piece – I decided that reusing some of the colors will tie the piece together. I like the interplay … Continue reading

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Chikankari class: Wave stitch

OK! Back to work on Anita’s chikankari class! I learned wave stitch (in the center of the heart). I also finished the buttonhole leaves with running stitch filling. I think the trickiest part is hiding the tails. Since the fabric isn’t … Continue reading

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Water’s Edge: Working on the flower

I decided to restart work on the Water’s Edge kit, and finished several petals. The complicated part is figuring out which parts belong to which petal – it isn’t labeled well. I like all the different shades of orange and … Continue reading

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Virginia Visit

Y’all, I had a lovely time visiting the Woodlawn Needlework Exhibition. I won an Honorable Mention! Hurray! (I looked over the winners – really lovely stitching. Mine is also lovely but you can tell in a few spots that I … Continue reading

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