Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Embroidery WIP

There seems to be a lot of embroidery going on in the quilt world at the moment and it's really inspiring!  I love Jo Avery's embroidery and this, at Needles Pins and Baking Tins is really fun.  

A while back I made this mini-quilt and have been wanting to try to do an embroidered version so I started working on this:


You can see I have no idea what I'm doing - I could vaguely remember lazy daisy stitch, but everything else is a bit mad.  It took a while to realise I could separate some of the strands from the embroidery thread for finer stitches, and look what I did at the back!


Apart from the general untidiness, I managed to catch the edge of the fabric and am going to have to cut it free so I can get the finished thing out of the hoop.  (I am ashamed to say, I also sewed it to the lap of my trousers...)

Still I like her little face and I'm going to keep going - how else to learn?!


Please visit the following blogs on the Let's Get Acquainted blog hop today:

 Jenelle from Echinops and Aster  

6 comments:

  1. she is so sweet - I love her face (and who hasn't sewn themselves into their embroidery at some point!)

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  2. Very sweet. Ive done the same with catching the edge of the fabric and then not realizing it for a long time!

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  3. Just picturing you with your embroidery attached to your trousers! Very funny. Her hair is very lifelike, and I like your lazy daisies!

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  4. Aww! I love this!! (and no one sees the back)

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  5. I love hand embroidery it is very relaxing. Don't get discouraged you are doing a great job. Your project is looking great.

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  6. Oh, I'd be so surprised if I attached something to my pants! And you might have a nest in the back, but the front is beautiful!

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