Category Archives: Surface embroidery

May Mouse: Start

A while ago I worked the April Mouse kit (see the finished result) from Woodland Threads as a present for my cousin’s new baby. There’s another one on the way, so it is time for mouse number two! This one … Continue reading

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Manohra Thai Dance: Finished

  I put the finishing touches on to my Thai dancer. See the ribbon in her hair? Also added: some beads to her crown and grass to dance on. I am delighted. She’s gorgeous. I need to recenter her in … Continue reading

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Manohra Thai Dance: Face

I thought and thought about how to do the face. I finally settled on a needlepoint approach with two skin tones, pink for the lips, and brown for the other features. I worked it with only one strand of floss. … Continue reading

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Manohra Thai Dance: Legs

Look, she’s got legs! You can’t dance without legs. Also, I am going to leave the stem stitch ridges in the skirt as they are now rather than filling it in entirely. The pink ribbon at the right came with the … Continue reading

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Manohra Thai Dance: Arms

I have started on the arms in split stitch. I am thinking about how to work her face. I have never worked a face before, and I want to keep the expression.    I thought I’d show you the back … Continue reading

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Manohra Thai Dance: Romanian Couching

Well, I did a few more french knots after all – see the edge of the green at the top of the skirt? I decided to work most of the skirt in Romanian couching. It’s directional, so you can give … Continue reading

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Manohra Thai Dance: Too Many French Knots

I love the texture for her body, but I am sick of french knots now! The dark blue and green french knots are Corticelli twisted silk – a present from the wonderful Monique. Thanks SO MUCH Monique! It’s really making … Continue reading

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Manohra Thai Dance: Introduction

Y’all, I am officially defending my dissertation in November! HURRAY! Now that I’m not sick, I am making quick progress. In celebration, I am working this little bitty Thai dancer. It’s an embroidery kit from Pinn Stitch (they mostly have cross-stitch, … Continue reading

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Water’s Edge: Bird Bottom

I decided to celebrate Saturday with embroidery. Isn’t this a cute bird butt? I’m using the colors and threads that came with the Water’s Edge kit, but I am using 1 strand instead of 3 and working it with needle-painting. … Continue reading

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New Project: Water’s Edge

Y’all, I started another one! I am taking this one to my office for short breaks and bribing myself to keep working on my dissertation. The kit photo is to the left. This is Water’s Edge, an Anchor Freestyle kit. … Continue reading

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