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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Silk shaded cat embroidery

Painting with the needle. This cat is embroidered in long and short stitch using a combination of Anchor and DMC stranded cottons on a dupion silk fabric. Traditionally this technique would be worked with silk but with the amount of colours I used the cost would have been huge.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

I am lucky enough to work at The Royal School of Needlework. I was one of the embroiderers who worked this beautiful crest. It looks like it has been worked in silk but actually it is stranded cotton, in long and short stitch.
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Bargello circles

Got carried away with the bargello circles. They are so quick to do......as long as you don't miscount!!

A bargello needlepoint canvas button. This was stitched on 24tpi. canvas with Appleton crewel wool.