What a Pretty Possum!

Leanne's Possum
Australian Possum by Leanne

Congratulations to Leanne of my Wednesday evening class. Here is the first embroidered square for her quilt she has planned featuring Australian Wild Life.

Stitching of such high quality it takes one’s breath away. I am so happy that I can show everyone this exceptionally fine needlework.

Leanne’s next square, an Australian Wombat, is currently a work in progress and. the detail and precision of the stitching displayed of this Possum continues. Stay tuned.

Well Done Leanne!

Golden Star
Gold Star

I have finished the Kookaburras!

DSC00777One of my students Marj has completed her embroidery of

The Kookaburras.”

This project was started on the Needlework Cruise in 2015.

She has followed the skills that she learned from that class while cruising on the ship, then was able to finish by herself afterwards.   Well done Marj! Golden Star

The rustic frame  completes the piece.

The Nestlings by Shirley

.a_004The Nestlings of Blue Wrens was embroidered by Shirley who supplied this photo of her completed work.  Shirley had some questions on the nest and contacted me.We talked about the construction  and the elements involved.

A very nice  interpretation of my design.Well Done.

facebook-35x35Contact me if you need some help with your embroidery

Bailey

Bailey - I'm Just lovable!
Bailey – I’m Just lovable!

Bailey a tricoloured border collie , and a much loved pet was the inspiration for a new blanket by Chris.

Embroidered in 2 ply and 1 ply wool with all the swirls of the fur on the dog taken into consideration in the stitching.

The face  sewn in the finer wool highlights the features and shows the character of this cutie pie.

Jasper – The Final Touch

Ready for closeups Mr De Mille
Ready for his closeups Mr De Mille

You may think Jasper looks the same since the last post about him, but look closely at his nose.

We have covered the felt padding with a shiny thread, black with grey highlights. His satin stitch nose has a healthy glow.

Now he’s finished. Well done Cherril!

Needlework Tours 2017

Embroidery Cruise Ship

A fortnight sea voyage, what a dream! A cruise  leaving Sydney Australia, meandering along the beautiful Eastern Coast of Australia and then heading on to Singapore. Six of those fourteen days are dedicated to stitching and embroidery.

And I will be aboard! I ‘ll be teaching as part of the Needlework Tours Cruise in 2017, 19th April  to 3rd May fully escorted.

Protea BasketI have prepared three projects; each one very different from each other. One was featured in Inspirations Issue 88, the other two are brand new designs.


Protea Basket 
A beautiful three dimensional embroidery sewn in fine wool, silk and rayon thread.

A Beaded Vase

 

Beaded Vase Ribbon Embroidery of a sweet bowl of flowers in a Beaded Vase.

The Bridge at Monets Garden

 

Bridge at Monet’s Garden

This famous scene is recreated using a dry needle felting technique for the  background and embellished with embroidery.

Girl singing
I’m So-o-o Excited

Rock Up Girls! Let’s have a great time.