This summer I needed a short project for a road trip and a cup cover for M'Lord Taichleach seemed the perfect project. He requested something similar to this butterfly: Blue Morpho I chose to use the Long and Short stitch to create the best transition from dark to light on the butterfly wings. To begin,… Continue reading Long and Short Butterfly
A Reticulated Headdress (A Real one, in one week)
This year the East Kingdom is sponsoring a set of challenges to motivate and enrich our community with beautiful art. And low and behold there was a challenge made just for Scolastica: Documentable Wacky Hats. You may recall, last fall for Yule I made a headdress out of cardboard. It took me one day and… Continue reading A Reticulated Headdress (A Real one, in one week)
May: Counted Work
This month's needle case is a beautiful Italian cross stitch negative space design of three acorns patterned from a ca. 16th century modelbook.
German Brick Stitch a Major Embroidery Project
Sometimes a style of doing something hits you over your head and says I WILL BE YOUR FAVORITE THING. It often comes out of no where. I have never been someone interested in needle point. I have made a few piece over the years that covered the entire canvas. One was a crane needle point… Continue reading German Brick Stitch a Major Embroidery Project