Tag Archives: embroidery

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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Legong Dancer: Wing Outline

I started work on the dancer’s crown, which has decorative leaves around the ear and will be topped with flowers. There will be long black hair going down her back. I added chain stitch outlining to the right wing. There’s … 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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Bird Brocade: Bird Feathers Finished

The bird has a tail!

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Bird Brocade Returns

I hadn’t worked on this project in over a year. I pulled it out this week and felt inspired, so here it is again! The bird is acquiring feathers rapidly.

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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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Chinese Temple Embroidery 3: Extreme Sculpture

This post is contributed by my mother Laura, who spent the summer in Taiwan. Extreme sculptural 3D effects are common in the tapestries. The dragons especially seem about to leap from the surface and fly free. Those silver spiral horns … Continue reading

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May Mouse: Almost done

All done except the ribbons. I found them! It turns out that I left them in a sensible location so they wouldn’t get lost. Ha. So those will be the final step for stitching. I also need to iron it … 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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