[identity profile] dunderklumpen.livejournal.com
It's maybe not the most sophisticated embroidery but a project I worked on for some time. It's a name book for my goddaughter's 1st birthday - each letter of her name on one page and an animal which starts with the letter (in German).

I whined a bit in the entry about the actual sewing of the book but I liked the stitching very much. I still struggle with the satin stitch and the chain stitch but hey... it was good training.

For the entry I minimized the pictures. If you want to see them bigger, let me know.

Here's Jil's Book
[identity profile] oh-meow.livejournal.com

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Here's the embroidery I've been working on for my my installation in my MA Illustration exhibition. The whole thing (islands and sea) took me about 70 hours. I am thoroughly sick of embroidery at this point. It's part of an interactive exhibit about Greek Mythology.

And what I did with it ... )
[identity profile] to-my-wife.livejournal.com
2012-08-19 19.13.44

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I created this cross stitch using this amazing online tool.

It measures 10" wide and is backed with unbleached cotton.

The text is an excerpt from an E. E. Cummings poem.
 I've used autumnal colours as it's for an October birthday. It's for a good friend's two year old daughter - something tells me mum is going to enjoy it more than the recipient! 

[identity profile] to-my-wife.livejournal.com

2012-08-18 10.35.31

Just completed this cross stitch for our nerdy friends who are getting married later this year :o)

[identity profile] to-my-wife.livejournal.com

I used to be into cross stitch when I was growing up, and just picked up some aida again and I am ADDICTED. Cannot stop stitching. I thought I'd share a card I made for a friend, and ask a question.

Card under here - if you are emmeranne don't look! )

My husband is a video game nerd and would love a cross stitch of one of the characters from a game he loves (Scion from Wonder Boy in Monster World, in case you're wondering!). Video game sprites are super fun to stitch but I don't know what to do with it, if you know what I mean. Just framing it seems dull - I'd like to make something he'd use or be able to do something with, rather than it just sitting there. The chart is too wide for a bookmark, which is a shame because he loves reading.

Any ideas grrls?

[identity profile] tapestrystitch.livejournal.com
Hi everyone :)

Just wanted to share the hodge podge of crafting I do. And if you're lucky (or if I am) I'll be able to show some of these off as finished some day. Ha.

I have this great ability to come up with ideas, and start them but I fail at finishing anything.

The current big project is a wall hanging come tapestry. Based on the Battle of Agincourt it will be a massive hanging with appliqué, embroidery and a dash of quilting. So far I have the paper template sorted, I have one Longbowman stitched up (embroidering each part before being appliquéd onto the main backing) and all my components. With the exception of the fabric for the backing. Which is proving very hard to get here. Just some heavy, stiff, blue cotton. That's all I want. Not a blend, not a faint pattern, just plain. I might actually just end up buying blue bedsheets and be done with it.

Here is my Flickr stream for all my creativeness. Mainly painting and embroidery but you will also see how much of it isn't finished.

Thank you and I am new here on Livejournal - I've been joining creative communities at a rate of knots and I would love more creative friends!

Killough 0380
[identity profile] khemlab.livejournal.com
Inspired by one of the comments on the earlier post about interesting cross stitch patterns, I checked out urbanthreads.com and now I'm dying to get a machine that could do that kind of embroidery.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good sewing machine that can take those kinds of files, or any machines that would be best to stay away from? About how much would I be looking at spending to get one?

ETA: I also have a Silhouette Cameo that can cut fabric into various shapes, so I'd like to be able to do some machine appliqué also.
[identity profile] madame-ugly.livejournal.com
It's DONE (and with time to spare!).

Some close ups under this here cut.

Two pics, not huge )
[identity profile] crimson-vipera.livejournal.com
Hello everyone!

I have a burning need of a rainbow coloured embroidery floss.

I was thinking about something like this:

Rainbow floss... )

Problem is, this particular floss is already sold out. So I've decided to make one myself. I've went and bought white floss and dyes. The problem is, I've never dyed anything in my life. I've searched for a tutorial to help, but couldn't find anything helpfull among the thousands of results.

Does anyone among You beautiful people know how to get that effect or maybe has a link to a tutorial? I'd be very, VERY grateful.

[identity profile] gnommi.livejournal.com
Wow it's been ages since I remembered to post stuff here. I'm still drawing/painting/collaging/stitching peculiar beetles like the blazes!

Embroidery, applique and printmaking fun )

These are my favorite prints so far:

Polyphylla lime/lemon reduction printmy favorite drypoint printEudicella final print
[identity profile] malicious-pengy.livejournal.com
Embroidery help, please!

Source photos )

So, I took a drawing of a murloc, and used one of photobucket's cartoon-y filters to simplify it. I put it on a light box, and traced the outlines, the markings, and what muscle definition I thought was necessary. Traced it onto a white towel with a washout pen. (So, yes, this makes my murloc a tracing of a tracing of a cartoon version of a cartoon version of a cartoon creature.)

I originally considering doing satin stitches and filling in the whole thing, but decided I didn't have the patience. I have more towels, more floss, I can do it another time if I want to. So, I decided to do it in colored outlines, with each line the color of the skin it is outlining. The body is mostly green, with a red and blue rump. The spines on the back are red, the feet are red, and the ankles are yellow.

My question is what to use to outline his teeth, lower jaw, and the white markings behind his eye. If I use white floss, it will blend in with the towel. If I use black floss, it probably will be understood as white, but will look the same as the black ring around his eye.

...So, how do you outline white things on white?
[identity profile] vogtalicious.livejournal.com
Hi everyone!

I'm getting really jealous of seeing all these cute embroidered things on this community, and in 'Bust', and pretty much everywhere I look online. Especially since my mom recently framed a bunch of my grandmother's embroidery from the Great Depression, and that lady could sew like no other.

I want to start; where do I go? Any books? Would a class be better than self-teaching? I'm also itching to start a new hobby as I'm finishing graduate school this term, and am looking forward to a lot more free time!
[identity profile] girlx512.livejournal.com
Silly question, but where does one find handkerchiefs? Like the dainty lady ones that are good for embroidering?
[identity profile] petatron.livejournal.com
hey! i'm pretty new to embroidery, i've been dabbling in it on and off for the past few months. most of the time i don't know what to do with my embroidery once i've finished.

now that i'm actually getting a little better i'd like to start displaying some of my embroidery. i really like the look of leaving them in the hoops.

i've been googling a little, but it just hasn't been working for me tonight, but how exactly do i go about finishing this off? what do i do to the back?

i assume i'd fold the excess fabric back and stick it down in some way (sewing? glue?) and then trim so theres not to much excess back there. do i put another bit of fabric over the top then so the back is hidden?

if anyone knows of a good tutorial please point me in that direction.

and just so this isn't all boring and text only heres a picture of some redwork i have been working on.

i actually finished it just a little while ago, but i was going to wait til tomorrow when i have better light to take a photo. i plan on making this one into a cushion cover for my couch. i downloaded the pattern from .


Aug. 29th, 2009 10:28 am
[identity profile] nunshavingfun.livejournal.com
I am having issues finding good black and white transfer pencils for fabric. I am currently using dmc's white one but it doesn't show up or stay on fabric or felt very well/at all. I need a good one that can eventually be washed off because i am often drawing my own things to stitch on fabric and felt projects. Do any of you have any good recommendations? I am tired of having to free hand embroider straight lines onto things.

Thanks in advance.
[identity profile] squarerootofpi.livejournal.com
I recently purchased a new digital camera and didn't like any of the cases available. I like zombies and toaster pastries. So why not combine the two? Meet Zed, the zombie toaster pastry cozy.

Read more... )
[identity profile] bird-flew.livejournal.com

Octopus Embroidery )

Just one of the many i've spent my time on lately.. i'll be posting more woodland creatures soon enough!


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