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« on: May 19, 2011 01:13:56 AM »

We had a crafting workshop at uni earlier this spring. I wetfelted a large square and made a potholder and a coffee cozy.
This is the potholder! It was my first attempt at wool embroidery, and I used backstitch, stem stitch, french knots, and some kind of filling stitch just to try them all.

The top one in this picture is the one I made at the workshop. I used chain stitch and mattress stitch.

Then I got home, and started looking at embroidery all over the internet, and wanted to try some more. I bought a bag of roving and wet-felted some more pieces to work on. That resulted in the two coffee cozies in the bottom of the picture, and this:


This piece is inspired by the traditional embroidery of Dala-Floda, a Swedish village with a beautiful tradition of embroidery. If you google "psm" you will see what I mean!

This pine tree is backstitch and a lot of french knots.

I have en idea about making lots of embroidered 1 ft squares and making a blanket. I guess it will take a long time!
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011 02:18:58 AM »

These are amazing. Such detail in the embroidery, you're very skilled.
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011 05:59:23 AM »

Wow!! Awesome job - the embroidery is awesome. I love the tree and all the work you put in to the leaves. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2011 10:12:49 AM »

Wow! That is so pretty. I love all of them.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2011 11:51:12 PM »

Wow, so many pretty flowers Cheesy Love the coffee cozies. Good luck on the blanket.
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2011 08:06:11 AM »

I love the look of the embroidery on the wool, so warm and comforting.  The texture and colors really pop. Can't wait to see more!
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011 02:07:02 PM »

Really pretty, and such a nice texture - I want to touch them!
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