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
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)
This month's needle case is a beautiful Italian cross stitch negative space design of three acorns patterned from a ca. 16th century modelbook.
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