Thursday, June 10, 2021

Seahorse Embroidery Design - Part Two


I finished my seahorse embroidery project.  I stitched this seahorse onto a table napkin.

I added some beautiful trim to the napkin hem:

Here are the stitch and color details for this project. The starfish is Fishbone Stitch .  
The seahorse is filled with rows of Split Stitch .  His mane and fin are Blanket Stitch.  His eye is Satin Stitch surrounded by Back Stitch.  The accent lines are Stem Stitch and Back Stitch.  All of the bubbles are Satin Stitch.

For his tail, the accent lines are Straight Stitch with French Knots:

You might notice some sparkly threads woven throughout to add highlights and also on the bubbles.  I used gold metallic and number 001 blending filament from Kreinik.  

Here are the floss colors and numbers I used for the rest of the project.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Seahorse Embroidery Design - Part One

I have a work in progress to share.  I am embroidering this seahorse motif onto a white cotton fabric table napkin.  

This is my planned color palette, I may change a few of these or add new colors as I progress.  

Notice the spool of shiny thread?  This is blending filament - Kreinik number 001.  It is iridescent -  perfect for a seahorse or starfish!

I will update my progress soon. 

Friday, April 23, 2021

Embroidery Monogram Alphabet

I stitched this "M" initial from my new embroidery pattern: Monogram Alphabet.    

This alphabet features the font French Script.  The letters are beautiful!  Each letter of the alphabet is surrounded by a floral wreath.  There are also two complete alphabets in coordinated smaller sizes to form a classic three letter monogram.  I added the numbers 0-9, a blank wreath and various floral elements for personal customization.

For my M project, I used six strand cotton embroidery floss, this is DMC number 210.  

I used rows of Back Stitch for the M, the flowers and leaves are Lazy Daisy Stitch with French Knot accents and the stems are all done with Stem Stitch.

 I am looking forward to stitching more of these!

Friday, February 26, 2021

Cherry Blossom Embroidery

I have a work in progress to share.  This branch with cherry blossoms and buds is from the Cherry Blossom embroidery pattern set.   

For the flowers, I am using Long and Short  Stitch.  The flower centers are formed with the Pistil Stitch.  The branch is rows of Back Stitch and the leaves are Fishbone Stitch.  

The color palette is just a few colors - the same palette I used on this project: 

Here are the floss color numbers:

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Cherry Blossom Embroidery Pattern


I have a new embroidery pattern available in my Etsy shop.  This one is titled Cherry Blossom.

Here is a screen shot of my drawing...

Here is a look at the pattern set:

This is my current work in progress, a tree from the set.  You can see I have certainly been stitching French Knots!  I will post my colors and stitch list soon.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Long Tailed Daisy Stitch

Notice the orange stamens in this flower? They are formed using the Long Tailed Daisy Stitch. This stitch is the next entry I am adding to my 100 Stitches plus list.  

To demonstrate this simple and versatile stitch, I am using perle cotton floss in blue - this is DMC no. 3843.

The Long Tailed Daisy Stitch is actually just a Lazy Daisy Stitch {which I demonstrated here}but the loop is much smaller and the securing stitch is longer and forms the tail. 

You can make the tail any length you prefer.   The Lazy Daisy Stitches forming the blue flowers on the left show the difference between the two stitches:

I learned this stitch from the book Embroidery by Mary Webb.


Thursday, January 7, 2021

Embroidered Winter Theme Napkin

I have the most beautiful winter themed table napkins to share.  These are hand embroidered.  The winter berries and snowflakes motif is from my Winter hand embroidery pattern.  

The branches are embroidered using the Stem Stitch, the berries are all Satin Stitch, the large snowflakes are Straight Stitch and the smaller flakes are French Knots.

I used a winter inspired color palette of white, red, blue, gray and a sort of mauve-brown.  The sparkle is provided by Kreinik's multicolored blending filament.

Here are the floss color numbers: