I am back with a project for AALL & Create. I wanted to do something a little different with stamps other than stamping and colouring, and so I created some embroidered projects. I have not embroidered for years and really enjoyed the process.
I used three stamp sets by Tracy Evans...
I don't have too many process shots to share with you because I just got lost in the process.
I cut some calico larger than the embroidery hoop, stamped the images with Archival ink and then stitched the images with embroidery thread, using the hoop to keep the calico taut. Once completed I removed the calico from the hoop, added a running stitch around the calico and added it back to the hoop. As I wanted to leave each project on the hoop, I gathered the calico to the back and added a piece of card to tidy the backing. I painted each of the outer hoops and applied these to the inner hoops.
The bee is the first one I completed. After stamping and stitching the honeycomb, I filled the honeycomb in with watercolour pencils. I did the same with the bee wings and gave them a touch of glitter to give them a lighter appearance.
The hare body is quite open and I was able to use long stitches to fill him in.
The final hoop is a beetle. It took a few colours to complete the beetle and I really enjoyed creating this one. Well, in truth, I enjoyed creating each of them, I am not the greatest embroiderer but I found it quite a relaxing task in the evenings - it only took an evening to complete each one.
You can find a list of worldwide stockists for all of the stamps I used HERE.
That's all for now, thanks so much for your visit, I hope to see you again soon. Actually, I am back earlier next week with a very special project.....
Hugs, Anne xx