From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A hand embroidered file cover part 4

hand embroidered file cover part 4This is the last in a series of articles about designing a hand embroidery project. It moves from creating the design to working the finished cover for a file which will hold my stitch work sheets.  This is the completed piece which will cover the front of a leaver arch file.

Click on the image to see a large version of the finished project.

I thought people would like to see a detail of the hand embroidery and beads. The fabric is a 26 count linen that is a oyster/jute/fawn type of colour

Here you can see I have used Buttonhole wheels, Bullion Knots, Whipped Wheels, French Knots, Cast on stitch, Whipped Wheels and Buttonhole Wheel Cups. I used a mix of threads most of which are cotton perle #5 and #8 but I also used I have used  hand dyed cotton perle #5, linen, stranded cotton floss, hand dyed wool, hand dyed knitting yarn, a wool/tussah silk  mix, and hand dyed silk. The beads were all chosen for a natural finish to echo the natural design. The beads are made of wood and shell and are unpolished.

hand embroidered file cover part 4 detailI hope you enjoy seeing this done and it has given you a few ideas on how to use textured stitches.

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As a stitcher who loves crazy quilting and embroidery I designed these templates with other stitchers in mind. With my Stitchers Templates you can create hundreds of different patterns to embroider on your stitching and crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they are compact in your sewing box.

Templates set 1 you will find here 
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From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A hand embroidered file cover part 3

This is the last in a series of articles about designing a hand embroidery project. It moves from creating the design to working the finished project. Links to previous articles are the bottom of the page.

hand embroidered file cover part 3 on frameUp until this stage I had been working on hoop and moving the hoop around. Eventually I get to the stage where I can not reposition the hoop without squashing stitches. It gets worse if I start adding beads.  At this point in the process I usually stretch the embroidery frame. I dont really like frames, so I put it off as long as possible but as the pieces becomes heavier with the stitches and beads keeping an even tension is harder.

 

hand embroidered file cover part 3 detailAt this stage I concentrate on filling in the negative space areas with highly textured stitches. The areas are encrusted which is why I call it encrusted embroidery. The textured surface stitches I am using are Bullion Knots, French Knots, Buttonhole wheels, Buttonhole Wheel Cups, Whipped Wheels and Cast-on stitch. All of these stitches you can find in my Stitch Dictionary.

hand embroidered file cover part 4
Click on the image to see a large version of the finished project.
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Crazy quilt template set 2

Have you seen my Stitchers templates?

As a stitcher who loves crazy quilting and embroidery I designed these templates with other stitchers in mind. With my Stitchers Templates you can create hundreds of different patterns to embroider on your stitching and crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they are compact in your sewing box.

Templates set 1 you will find here 
Templates set 2 you will find here 




From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A hand embroidered file cover part 2

Hand embroidered file cover part 2 is part of a series of articles that steps through how I designed and stitched this project. It moves from creating the design, choosing threads etc to the stitches I used, to the finished project. You can find the start of the project From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A file cover part 1 here.

I added an edge to the piece working chain stitch using a hand dyed cotton perle#5 thread. I felt I needed to contain the design as I felt my eye and possibly my needle could just drift off into the margins. I also continued to outline the leaves in Stem Stitch and whipped chain stitch.

hand embroidered file cover part 2 work in progress

So with a ‘frame’ of sorts I set about working areas and filling in the negative spaces. The fabric is a 26 count linen that is a oyster/jute/fawn type of colour . I continued working more of the top left hand area that are are stitched using Satin stitch, Padded Satin Stitch.

hand embroidered file cover part 2 detailI added more fine lines of Back Stitch, and Running Stitch. These lines are not so busy as the textured areas of the embroidery and give the eye a rest for the a moment.

hand embroidered file cover part 2 detailI continued building the textured area with surface stitches I am using are Whipped WheelsBullion Knots, French Knots, Buttonhole wheels, Buttonhole Wheel Cups and Cast-on stitch.All of these stitches you can find in my Stitch Dictionary.

 

hand embroidered file cover part 2 studio journalI made a sample card for the threads I am using in order to keep a record. I make the cards as I go otherwise I quickly forget what I have used and it is useful to have the card to refer to if anyone asks me what I used. So far in the project I have used  hand dyed cotton perle #5, linen, stranded cotton floss, hand dyed wool, hand dyed knitting yarn, a wool/tussah silk  mix, and hand dyed silk.

hand embroidered file cover part 4
Click on the image to see a large version of the finished project.
From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery posts in the series are.

 

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Crazy quilt template set 2

Have you seen my Stitchers templates?

As a stitcher who loves crazy quilting and embroidery I designed these templates with other stitchers in mind. With my Stitchers Templates you can create hundreds of different patterns to embroider on your stitching and crazy quilting projects. They are easy to use, totally clear so you can position them easily and they are compact in your sewing box.

Templates set 1 you will find here 
Templates set 2 you will find here