Red hot poker, Arum and Natal lilies

Natal Lily, Red Hot Poker and Arum

Arum flowers and leaves

Design called for the stems to be worked in wrapped wire, instead I did 13-20 wrapped bullions using straw needle. Waxing of needle and light waxing of 6-ply (un-separated) stranded floss makes it easier to pull …

Entwined Pomegranates

Entwined Pomegranates, a Bargello needlework design

Entwined Pomegranates, a Bargello needlework design, is 233w by 213h, slightly under 13.5 by 11.75 inches when worked on 18 count canvas.

Presented within a 40-plus page booklet that is available in printed and Kindle format, this Bargello design may …

Rosey Day

Rosey Day, a Hardanger design.

Rosey Day is a counted Hardanger needlework embroidery design presented in a 20-plus page booklet available in printed (8 by 10 inch size) and Kindle formats.

Worked on 22 count Vienna (62% cotton, 38% rayon) fabric (color Evening Rose). There …

Caribbean Hardanger Needlework

Caribbean Hardanger Design

Caribbean is a counted Hardanger needlework embroidery design presented in a 20-plus page booklet available in printed (8 by 10 inch size) and Kindle formats.

Worked on an overdyed 24 count Congress (100% cotton) fabric (color Carefree Caribbean) the fabric …

Pillows

Waves of Early Fall pillow

My mom would have done a lot of hand basing and pinning when crafting a pillow and then use the sewing machine. Well, I like to wing it. Just go for broke and use the sewing machine … no hand …

Mayflower, Elsa Williams

Mayflower, Crewel, front vie

Mayflower is a wool crewel design worked on 100% linen using Paternayan yarn. Elsa Williams collection, designer Michael LeClair. Can be finished in pillow size 12-inch by 12-inch.

Click below photos for enlarged view. This linen was nice but slightly …

Discussion of BE (Brazilian Embroidery)

Yosemite Dogwood

 

EdMar Threads and BE Designs:

I use EdMar rayon threads for working BE designs. EdMar threads are 100% rayon, come in 7 weights and numerous beautiful bright colors AND they are z-twisted. DMC and Anchor floss and perle/pearl cotton threads …

Adonis Blue Butterfly

Adonis Blue Buttterfly

Adonis Blue Butterfly, designer Trish Burr, DMC stranded cotton floss.

I decided not to add the cream satin stitch edge around the butterfly.

Worked area is approximately four inch square.

Adonis Blue Buttterfly…

Pansy Trio, Trish Burr Design

Framed long-short trio

Trio of Pansies, designed by Trish Burr, worked in single stranded cotton floss on printed linen fabric. Approximate worked area is 9 by 10 cm. Several years ago Trish Burr offered most of her designs in a semi-kit that included …