My Forte' is Embroidery/Stitchery.
I have been doing this craft for 36 years....
I was sent a linen cushion cover from England when I was a little girl
That was my first piece of work to complete. I learnt all different types of stitches.
The above ribbon embroidery is a creation I am in the process of making.
It is a Christmas Stocking meant to be finished last year... oh well, there is always this year LOL!
The fabric is an old piece of green satin from the 60's
The lace is hand dyed, the ribbons are gorgous silk Mokuba from Japan.
I used to teach embroidery.
I ran classes for around 7 years or so from my home.
I love stitching and embellishing.
I was commissioned to embroidery a bride dress with silk ribbon and shoes to match.
It was alot of work but a compliment to be asked to do.
I have added velvet leaves to this design.
I will also be adding other embroidery stitches and crystals along the way.
One of the classes I taught was was
painting a water colour design on to fabric then embellishing with embroidery
This was one class that we really enjoyed doing.
This is an embroidered tea cosy.
The stitch used it like a blanket stitch knitted onto the needle.
Very easy and very effective done with wool.
A closer look.
I love this leaf stitch. I use it on alot of things....fly stitch it is called.
And my needlebook, I mentioned in the below post.
this is one of my designs... maybe up and coming in my new little shop.
I am a fan of crystals and silk. I love pretty things.
This is a photo of a pincushion I made a while back.
It is scented with gorgeous crystals on each corner.... and of course the dressmakers pins.
Have a great day.