Floral Panel, Hazel Blomkamp design

Floral panel, Hazel Blomkamp design

Needlepainting, Crewel

Crewel is my favorite stitching, especially Elsa Williams kits. In the last few months I have begun to stitch Hazel Bloomkamp (http://www.hazelblomkamp.co/) designs. For me crewel means a design worked in high quality 3-ply wool yarn, Hazel designs …

New Bedford Bellpull, Elsa Williams design

New Bedford Bellpull, Elsa Williams

Elsa Williams design: New Bedford Bellpull

I liked the crewel yarns that came with this kit, but I wanted more range of orange through red colors so added Renaissance Dyeing Wool (formerly Broider Wul) and Fine d’Aubusson Embroidery Wool which …

Bearded Iris, Tanja Berlin design

single stranded DMC

Needlepainting: long and short stitch

Tanja Berlin Design: Iris

The designer Tanja Berlin offers a detailed instruction booklet for this Iris design and you can send photos and questions to her as you work the piece. Midway through my stitching …

Mini-Robin, Trish Burr Design

Mini-Robin, Trish Burr Design

Needlepainting: long and short stitch

Trish Burr Design: Robin, DMC thread

I enjoyed stitching this little guy and the fun was greatly enhanced when several of us SF members (Stitchin’ Fingers website) who where stitching this piece begun chatting with …

Bearded Iris, crewel yarn

crewel yarn

Needlepainting: long and short stitch

Tanja Berlin Design: Iris, crewel yarn.

I previously stitched this design in single stranded DMC cotton. When you purchase the Iris kit from Ms. Berlin you can purchase an extra piece of fabric with the …

Lantana Flowers

Lantana Flowers BE

Lantana Flowers BE

This is a Brazilian embroidery design by Rosalie Wakefiel called Lantana which I downloaded for free from the Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery Guild website.

Worked design size is four inch by 3.5 inch. I used a photo shop …

Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily BE

Tiger Lily, BE

Designer is Loretta Holzberger. This tiger lily design with a stitched diamond grid background was downloaded as a pdf file. The brilliant flowers are worked in knotted double cast-on stitches. Stitched area is approximately 4 x 6 …

Carnelias Brazilian

Carnelias BE

Carnelias BE

Carnelias Brazilian Embroidery Kit

This Carnelias plant and the tiny mushrooms (at bottom) are part of the Edmar BE Primavera design.

This Carnelias plant and the tiny mushrooms (at bottom) are part of the Edmar BE Primavera design. …

Japanese Violets

Japanese Violets BE

Japanese Violets

Japanese Violets EdMar Brazilian Embroidery Kit

Beginners BE JDR-BE.com Kit 9 Japanese Violets.

This kit’s purpose is to teach the 30+ wrapped bullion stitch.

Worked design area is six inch square, the fabric is white. You might note …

Peach Blossums

Peach Blossoms BE

Peach Blossums BE Embroidery Kit

This is a beginners BE kit from jdr-be.com, kit 6, to learn the detached buttonhole stitch using rayon threads.

Finished size 6 inch square.

My only disappointment with the kit is that the photo on …