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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