Wednesday, January 4, 2012

First project

The first project of the year is now completed! This one I am calling "Crewel Beetle". That gives the whole thing away, so here it is!

I used some classic crewel embroidery stitches here, namely the beetle's body. I took the time to lay the lines carefully to be as parallel as possible. Nearly all of them I had to pull out and re-lay at least one time, but I think this is the best job I have done so far with this stitch. The first leg section on all 6 legs are bullion knots. I thought those worked out pretty well. I was a little bummed because the paper slipped a bit while transferring the design, so the body is not perfect. I didn't realize it until I had the body already filled in. Sometimes that is the way it is, so I pressed on.

These crewel projects are fun. I'll be making more of them, but I am mixing in some other projects too. I'm calling this series of patterns "Crewel in a Hoop". It wasn't a planned out idea, but the 6-inch hoop is a great size for working in. Plus they are easy frames for displaying the projects.

I have more little projects finished or near finished, so I will be back when the light lets me get a good picture. Until then, keep on stitching!!


Corto Metraje said...

very cool!! congrats!

lewmew said...

Love it and love the colors! Did you make the pattern yourself?

Amanda said...

This is so cute! I just love looking at your creations they are so inspiring and just beautiful!
Hope you have a great 2012 and I can't wait to see all your pretties to come!