Tag Archives: embroidery

Taipei 101

My brother visited Taiwan recently, and took these photos of a gorgeous embroidery hanging on the wall in Taipei 101, which was the world’s tallest skyscraper from 2004 to 2010. He estimates the embroidery was approximately 8 feet by 8 … Continue reading

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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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Rooster: Body in Blackwork

I started work on the blackwork body. I’m glad I chose a darker ground fabric. If I was working the pattern on white I’d consider backing it with something. I think it would be tricky to keep the tails on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Free-Form Embroidery

I love Judith Baker Montano’s new book Free-form Embroidery (C&T Publishing, Inc 2012. ISBN 978-1-60705-572-3). It combines photos of fantastic art (see the excerpts for examples) and creative advice for interpreting designs in embroidery. For instance, the section on ground … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull: To the frame shop!

It’s going to look fabulous! And a million billion thanks to my brother for dashing about getting it ready, and to Anna of Talliaferro for all her help making sure the thing gets ready in time for the show. I … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull: Finished

Well here it is – the Plas Teg Bellpull from the Mary Jane Collection, worked in embroidery floss with some color/stitch modifications. I’m sure it’s gorgeous in wool too. It’s 24 inches by 6 inches (60 cm by 15 cm). … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull: Last flowers

Folks, I finished the last of the bellpull and it is winging its way to Virginia for the 50th Annual Woodlawn Needlework Exhibition (so excited!!!!!!!). It’ll be on display at the Woodlawn estate (originally part of Mount Vernon! For non-Americans, … Continue reading

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