I thought it would be a good time to share my appliqué dragon.
All the flowers are done. I really enjoyed this piece. It will be mounted ready for framing at some point.
Tiny poppies have been added to the corn field along with foxgloves & ragged robin.
Daisies & more poppies to follow. Better keep sewing 🪡
This week I’ve finished the main trees ( 🤞hopefully) & made a start on the houses. I have a little more to add to the tree line & start on the grass, there is loads & loads of grass.
All the fabrics have been applied & I’ve tightened my embroidery frame. The creative embroidery fun part can begin.
The trees are finally starting to take shape, one more tree trunk to go! The tree trunks are made from a old gift bag handle I found while tidying up.
To celebrate world embroidery day I thought I would share my embroidery journey with the RSN ( Royal school of needlework).
I kicked off the journey with Jacobean, the biggest challenge was using 2 colour families & a contrast colour. I enjoyed the different stitches.
My second piece getting to grips with canvas stitches, I enjoyed working the sky, I had to get permission to use tiny beads to represent stars. The subject was a nod to my astronomy/physics background.
Then on to gold, my first attempt at working with gold, looking forward to designing the advanced gold work ( perhaps next year?)
I did enjoy this one, but not the holes in my fingers, from the tiny size 12 embroidery needles ( I’m struggling with this for my advanced version, still a work in progress, I started before lockdown 1😔) the cyclamen was the final piece of the certificate.
My favourite piece so far, so many techniques. I needed nerves of steel to cut out those wings, but it was fun.
I’m still working through the diploma, the white work is complete except for the hem, I starting to work on my silk shading (Luna) just before the first lockdown (it’s been off & on for so long)& I started Blackwork during the second lock, because I couldn’t juggle all the silks needed & Blackwork only needed a few different threads, therefore much easier to pack away, as the studio was used to teach online for school.
I’m throughly enjoying not being a school teacher & having a bit of a break, until I reclaim my health, redecorate the house & remodel the house. Finally I might even get as far as running the business I’ve been thinking about for so long.
Still layering away with net & organza. Don’t be alarmed by the yellow it’s the base for the light coming through the trees 🌳.
The landscape appliqué is started, the back ground fabric is on. I started building the sky by layering net & organza & stab stitching it in place. The lower area of bushes (behind the trees) has also been stab stitched in place. The house remains pined on until I have finished building the sky.