I love to dye fabric, make thread pictures and quilt. I live in the Yukon on an acreage with my husband, 2 dogs and 34 fish. It's the 'good' life.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Plum Embroidery Art

Here is the latest  embroidery piece that I made last week.

And here is the picture I used as a reference.I like the grey/purple dust on them And they look so delicious.




My embroidery is done mostly in this hoop as it is easy to position, but it takes some getting used to because the tension is not equal on all sides. Notice that I usually print out the picture on the fabric and use that as a reference to my work. I often move away from it as I work, but it gives me a great starting off point.




This is how I set up my work station. Thread in the nice holder, reference picture set up where I can see it, lots of needles under the table. Sometimes I want  to use a 90 needle and some threads even need a 100!



Here is the completed piece. I am still not sure WHY that bit of light brown absolutely wanted to be in the picture, but it screamed until I used it. Diva!






And here it is cropped. I like it as I learned some things about curving thread for realism. And I’ve practiced some shading as well. I need to do more curved images as it is so interesting to see how this works…



  1. This is just GORGEOUS, beautifully done!!!!

  2. Well thanks so much! I love doing this kind of thing. Sorry for taking so long in replying, but I didn't know comments were being filtered through Wordpress. I guess I should know what I am doing when I start a blog. :-)

  3. Hey Wil. I appreciate the comment. Thanks! :-0
    And the houses are coming along just great. This has ben a fun project.