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 …

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 …

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

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 cover for a file. This is the completed piece which will cover the front of a leaver arch file. Click on the image to see a …

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. Up until this stage I had been working on hoop and moving the hoop …

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 …

From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A hand embroidered file cover part 1

This is the first in a series of articles illustrating the development of my hand embroidered file cover from its start in my studio journal to its design, and then sharing how I stitched the design and the design decisions made along the way. The source of the design The …