Friday, August 7, 2009

Machine Embroidery


Here is a machine embroidery piece that I have started today. It is loosely based on the photo of the California poppies that I posted about here. I am using canvas as a base and then I fused down various hand painted and hand dyed fabrics which I am stitching over. The canvas is stiff enough that I don't have to use a hoop.
Here's a close up of the background trees. I'll show you more once I get it stitched. I am debating on whether to do some poppies on dissoveable fabric to put in the foreground. I guess I'll decide once I get part of the foreground done. Thanks for all the positive comments on the jelly fish!

4 comments:

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

I love maching embroidery (and hand embroidery, too). I have been doing many other things lately, but your post made me want to make something right now!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

You have a good base there already. I shall pop back some time and see how it's going ...

Have a good weekend
Carolyn

Robin Mac said...

Haven't visited your blog for a while, but I am glad I popped over tonight - the machine embroidery looks good, but I just love the colour and texture in your lampshade,it is gorgeous. cheers, Robin

Anne Maundrell said...

I saw your lovely poppies in the Quilting Arts gallery and was interested looking at your blog seeing how you put it all together. I've just been doing a quilt of a butterfly and flower using a similar method with fused fabrics and thread painting.