Friday, June 8, 2012

Embroidery Projects

Here I finally am with a short summary of recent projects.

 This is the crewel version of my fruit wreath. The original fruit wreath was stumpwork:

 This is the footstool that the fruit wreath was made for. It's about 10 inches in diameter. This is part of my effort to bring embroidery "off the wall".  The wool is resilient and suited to take a little handling. I've been thinking hard of new ways to bring embroidery closer, we shall see which turn out to be interesting!

 Another square for my crewel bed cover.
I am up to 12 now!!  They are each different, but I think they look great together.  I have a new design just waiting to be started now.

A free embroidery texture study. It isn't "anything". It's just what you see (although it was inspired by natural colors), an experiment trying out some different ways to make interesting textures.

7 comments:

Sarah in Stitches said...

Your work is absolutely beautiful, Emily. I'm in awe. :D

Starr White said...

Me too, Sarah! Emily, the fruit wreath is stunning. The darker background really makes the colors feel rich and vibrant. That footstool will be so happy! And so will your bed!
I really love the texture experiment. It's fascinating to see what can be achieved by the creative use of ordinary stitches. Keep 'em coming!
-Starr

Katie said...

When I looked at the last texture panel I immedietly thought of something you might see down a microscope, like bacteria, or maybe even...little insect larvae? either way I really like it, and a nice contrast to the other STUNNING pieces. Am hugely jealsous of what a gorgeous bedspread you're going to end up with.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Your work is beautiful. The crewel work bed cover is going to be absolutely wonderful.
Janice.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Your stitchwork is absolutely beautiful. And that crewel bedcover is gonna be gorgeous! What happened with the tadpoles? Have a great weekend. Tammy

elisabetta said...

Wonderful blog! I subscribed with pleausure as a follower!Your last photo reminds me... insects! But it's fantastic!
Waiting to read you again, best wishes,
Elisabetta

SewAmy said...

the bed cover is amazing!