French Rose

French Red Rose

Needlepainting: long and short stitch

Trish Burr design: French Rose

Worked in single strands of DMC except for the French knots which I worked in three stranded, double knots. I did not use the suggested silk threads for hightlights as … Read more

Grevillea, EdMar BE kit.

Grevillea BE

Brazilian embroidery Edmar kit of the rusty color Grevillea plant. This Grevillea plant is part of the Edmar BE Primavera design.

Worked in EdMar rayon threads, the stitched area is approximately 2.5 inch x 4.7 inch.

I framed this finished … Read more

Rolled Roses

Rolled Roses

Brazilian Embroidery Kit

I am stitching my way through five of the BE beginners kits from the jdr-be.com website. Learning a lot. My bullion stitches are greatly improving, so is my stem stitching.

For those who know this kit, you … Read more

Creeping Flower and Gerone Daisy

Creeping Flower and Gerone Daisy

Brazilian Embroidery Kit

This is my second group of Brazilian Embroidery stitches that I learned. I purchased the kit from JDR-BE website.

The stitches that I learned in this kit were bullion (7 to 30 loops), French Knots and pistil … Read more

Brazilian Embroidery, a short discussion:

I found and daily begun to view the Stitchin’ Fingers website in time January 2013. Just in time to view the posting of Margo Brook’s Primavera (Brazilian Embroidery). For years I have been seeing this lovely style of embroidery and … Read more

Cross-Needle Hydrangea

Cross-Needle Hydrangea

Those who are familiar with this Cross-Needle Hydrangea BE design that I purchased from the  jdr-be.com website will pick up on the fact that I still have more French knots to stitch on the weedy or twig like top branches.… Read more

Grape Iris

Elsa Williams's Grape Iris
Needlepainting: long and short stitch Michelle Palmer / Elsa Williams design: Grape Iris

Elsa Williams’s Grape Iris

This is from a vintage Elsa Williams kit.

The supplied wool is Paternayan and the fabric is 51 percent linen and 49 percent … Read more