Tag Archives: hand-stitching

Bokhara Couching

[wpg] I’ve been having a little go with some hand stitching trying out various stitches. One of my favourites that I haven’t used for a long time is Bokhara couching. I like the solid, but textured effect it produces. I’ve also been trying out some shisha using large sequins and some other cretan stitches. I […]

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Brown Grasses

[wpg] My site has been hacked so all the stuff between April 2011 and now has gone. Oh well. Best not to cling to things. So I’m updating with a bit of fairly recent work just to give you some idea candy and get the blog up to date a bit. I’ve had a go […]

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Little Cartwheels

[wpg] I added bits of yellow felt and some machine stitching using couched threads to the base fabric first then stitched some little cartwheel stitches in different shades of stranded cottons as well as some fly stitching, and a bit of feather stitch. I like the way they overlap and the colours merge into each […]

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Umbel Flower Embroidery

Green Umbels update

[wpg] This one has been hanging around for a while after I finished the chain stitching on it and decided that it needs stretching badly before I can continue with it. Having nowhere to stretch things doesn’t help as the corkboard I used to stretch embroideries on is in my brother’s partner’s dad’s garage collecting […]

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Catch Up

Hey! Happy new year everyone!  I hope it’s a wonderful and creative year for you! So here’s my progress lately: got back to my van after Christmas and bought an oil-filled radiator…I like cuddling it even though it is rather metallic with sharp edges which are too hard to put my bare legs on without […]

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Growing Complexity

I have been working on my Underbrush picture for a few days now and keep adding and adding more layers to it, trying to get away from it’s rather sombre original colour scheme. I seem to be getting rather obsessed with using an ever increasing number of sequins in layers on it, overlapping them and putting more […]

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