Encrusted Embroidery

Encrusted embroidery is a contemporary embroidery technique where the fabric surface is encrusted with beads and stitches. You mainly see this style of embroidery worked in monotone creams, bone, and white shades but this technique can be worked in any colour. For instance, I recently completed this colourful piece. Materials …

More Bead Embroidery Fun

This week I am sharing more bead embroidery fun with another of my Beady things. These little pieces of hoop art are really experiments with stacking various beads and sequins and combining them with embroidery. To be honest they have become far too enjoyable. At the moment, these disks of …

Beady things on the hoop!

I have been playing with what Jerry calls my “Beady things”. I simply think of it as contemporary embroidery. The best description I can think of is heavily embellished contemporary embroidery or hoop art but Jerry insists on Beady things. So, in our house, that is what we call them. …

Stacked beads and Hidden Lace

Playing with beads has to be one of my favourite ways to relax and I think stacked beads is my current obsession. I have recently started to experiment with stacking beads and folding sequins and thought I would share what is on the hoop. (Click on the images if you …

Summer Seaside an Encrusted Embroidery wall Panel

Summer seaside is a panel of encrusted embroidery that I finished a while back and never got around to sharing with my readers. I realised this while searching through my photos. To see a larger version of the Summer Seaside panel, click not the photo. As you can see, this …

Fresh off the hoop

Bold colours! I often stitch up a small area in a colour scheme that I think might be interesting. This is my latest and since it is fresh off the hoop, I thought I would share it. At first I thought this colour scheme was a little too bold to …