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.

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I didn't show it before Christmas as it was a gift for my daughter.


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

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

  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 :)

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

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


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