Building Jasper’s Face


Create the raised features:

1. Decide where raised features are to be. In this case the nose.

2. Cut out felt shape.

Cherrill used two layers of cream felt,  and for the tip of the nose, one layer of black   Tack into position on embroidery according to the pattern on the back.

3. From the back tack around the outline of the eyes.

4. Turn to the front and embroider the eyes with satin stitch.  See Round & Oval Shapes



From pattern to reality, watch Jasper grow

Jasper - Cavalier Spaniel X

From tracing the pattern on a transparent fabric to the conclusion of the embroidered image as life-like as the photograph.

Join student Cherril  Arthur, under Bev Tully’s guidance, in the demonstration of what can be achieved  with thread painting.

It begins here and each week will feature Cherril’s cavalier-poodle cross Jasper.Jasper Pattern

Cherril traced the pattern on to a transparent material.

 She tacked this material to the back of the main fabric. When the tacking was complete, the back  looked like this image to the left.

Front view of embroidery of Jasper


On the front of the embroidery, the tacked outline of the dog looked like this. With further tacking stitches, she continued to bring the details of the image from the back to the front.

In my next post, we will learn how to  build the face.


Think Outside the Square

Slashed fabrics, sequins, crinkled chiffon and an Ostrich feather!

Tried it, Liked it, Used it!

Surfing the Waves
Surfing the Waves

Multiple fabrics dull and shiny, right and wrong sides represent the waves. Sequins and knots are the froth and bubble; crinkled chiffon the incoming surf. The ostrich feather highlights the foaming breaker.

Let’s go surfing with my student Kathy Stokes.