Take a stitch Tuesday has started again which got me thinking ...I never did show the finished embroidery I was working on last year. There were a number of TAST 2012 stitches used in the piece, which I posted about as I did them. I started the piece as a painting on fabric, then did a lot of freehand machine embroidery mainly on the grass but also on the tortoise and flowers. The picture directly below was taken after I had first started on the hand embroidery.
The entire tortoise shell is covered with beads, sewn on.
I also added beads and sequins to some of the flowers.
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I didn't show it before Christmas as it was a gift for my daughter.