Tuesday, July 22, 2008

An embroidery experiment...


embroidery full view
Originally uploaded by cshella
Well here it is! My first real attempt at embroidery. I must prefice this with the fact that I am not new to floss and needle. I used a pattern from the book Modern Primitive Embroidery by Jennie Baer. Eventually I would like to try my hand at drawing my own design. I did not use the colors recommended in the book. I went to my stash and pulled out colors that I thought complemented the dryer sheet. I must confess to being a floss snob. I love using over dyed and hand dyed varigated floss. It just gives whatever project you are working on such a home spun, individualized look. Hope everyone has a good week, I am off to try some more embroidery!

8 comments:

Miss 376 said...

This looks lovely, Fascinating to see how this has gone from start to finish

sara said...

I think you did a bang up job! Looks really clean to me!! Can't wait to see your next project!

Karin said...

wow, what a great piece - especially for your first embroidery project! i love the colors you used.

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

This looks so good! What a great first project!

Deb said...

This is gorgeous Cassie. What a fantastic first project!

Ragged Roses said...

That is beautiful, I love it

Natalea said...

I haven't embroidered in years, but I see it popping up a lot in blogs lately. I may have to bust out my supplies! I once took a "brazilian" embroidery class and you should have seen what a trip I was...every time the teacher taught us something I couldn't "get" I would be swearing and mumbling my head off! (on second thought I may NOT bust out the supplies!) Your work is beautiful!
xo natalea

Be Inspired Always said...

Beautiful job :)


My first piece wouldn't look like that. So I'll stick to admiring your piece instead!




Jillian