Category Archives: Embroidery styles

Dragon: Start!

What did I start next? A dragon! This one is also from Midori Matsushima. (I’ve been taking classes for it with Mary Alice at Bluebonnet Studio). It has a variety of multicolored metal threads and silks. I love all the¬†whiskers … Continue reading

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Gold Cranes: Finished

The tail feathers on the second crane came out smoother. Those tight turns are a little tricky, even with tweezers. Then I stitched the puddle in. It’s called fuzzy effect, I think, because you don’t place the lines exactly next … Continue reading

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Gold Cranes: Couching in Circles

So, my next project (as announced in the last post) was this pair of cranes. They’re couched metallic thread. You start at the outside with a pair of threads (not true gold in this case) attached to spools and couch … Continue reading

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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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