Today’s post is a little sneak peek at two designs that will soon be available to buy as embroidery kits. I’d had the urge to do some work intense in hand embroidery stitches and this is the result.
The Mermaid Embroidery
The hand embroidery stitches found in both designs are mix of border and decorative. The mermaid kit features satin stitch and french knots as well as what is basically a running stitch worked in a block. I also added a little chain stitch on her patterned tail and the outline is a simple back stitch.
This design would look lovely on a wall just in the embroidery hoop. You could also turn it into a tiny doll by cutting out and stuffing as I did here. Somehow I don’t tire of the mermaid theme. Perhaps it’s something going back to my own childhood….
The Raccoon Embroidery
The raccoon, with his colourful headdress, is my nod to Autumn which is fast approaching. Colours are inspired by the mood board I made for AW17, which is deep turquoises, greys, browns and silky textures versus natural materials. It feels like fox designs were everywhere last year so I wanted to do something else, hence the raccoon.
This Autumnal design features my new favourite stitch, Portugese border stitch. It looks hard to do, but it’s really easy and when I release the kits I’ll also have a video for you to show how to do it. Other hand embroidery stitches include satin stitch, cross stitch and back stitch. This design makes a lovely project to work on and is a great gift as a kit or finished hoop.
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