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Topic: Freeform Handstitching on wool felt and velvet  (Read 1190 times)
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« on: January 29, 2013 05:17:50 AM »

Recently I've been really enjoying making cobweb thin wool felt, and using the shapes and colours in this as a base for hand embroidery, on black velvet, which creates a lovely rich backdrop. I did the below pieces for my mum and dad for Christmas:

Untitled by Purple Heather, on Flickr

This blue one features Colonial and boullion knots, herringbone stitch, couched perle cotton, Rosette of thorns, running stitch, seed stitch and beading, among others. For a better idea of what stitches I've used where, there are notes on the photo on Flickr, just move your cursor over the image to view them: http://www.flickr.com/photos/heatherramsden/8423356668/in/photostream/

Untitled by Purple Heather, on Flickr

The red one includes colonial knots, beading, seed stitch, and rosette of thorns, and again there's notes on the flickr photo page:

I really enjoyed working them, and they look great hanging on my parents' wall. Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013 09:44:03 AM »

These are really beautiful and unique. I love the first one especially!!

« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2013 04:35:06 PM »

These are nice!
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013 06:32:48 AM »

Very cool! I love all the textures.

« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2013 11:19:31 AM »

Thanks all - texture and colour are my main loves at the moment.

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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2013 02:42:36 AM »

These are awesome! They are so creative and I love the vibrant colors!

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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2013 04:40:54 AM »

Thanks, TechnicolorAquahearts, glad you like them Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2013 06:45:46 AM »

I really like your work and the colours you chose. It looks great !

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