Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Tortoise Embroidery


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.






Click on the images to enlarge.
I didn't show it before Christmas as it was a gift for my daughter.


7 comments:

  1. Wow, this is a wonderful piece of work, with so much to see. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Thank you Shirley, I'm glad you like it.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the lovely comment. I love your embroidery it must have taken ages, I especially like the beading and all the flowers :)

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  4. It's really a piece of art!! Very beautiful!

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  5. I love this piece. The combination of the free machining and the hand stitching is really lovely.

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