Thursday, March 21, 2013

Another embroidery project

A simple embroidery project inspired by the Forget-Me-Knot kids.  The motifs are my own, with the exception of the bunny and the stump, which came from the book Doodle Stitching.  This is a fun book, full of very simple line drawings of just about everything under the sun that you might want to embroider.

I used very simple stitches:  stem stitch, lazy daisy, French knots, and satin stitch.  It is fun to color in the larger areas with colored pencil, an idea from Shelly at Gingermelon dolls. 

Now all I need to do is finish the project...any suggestions?

8 comments:

  1. That is so lovely! It makes me want to start hand sewing again.

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  2. Nice embroidery! For finishing, I'd suggest either making a few and putting them together in a small wall hanging (which you can quilt). Or border them in fabric and make each into a separate mini wall hanging which you can hang together as a group, or just one at a time, swapping them when you want a change.

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    1. I do think this is what I'm going to do. I have a couple more little scenes I want to embroider, then put them together in a wall hanging. Thank you for your good words :-)

      Beth

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  3. I love the color pencil idea, satin stiches can make it heavy .. bet it does not wash well on things that you need to wash, but awesome idea .. love your dolls, I am just not starting to crochet with the thread, alsways made things for the American Girl doll now i am working on mini's you make great ideas for me .. lol

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  4. super ! Pozdrawiam z Polski ;)

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