Friday, 1 November 2013
Embroidery Hoop Art Revisited
Today I would like to show you a new 'embroidery hoop' project which I have just completed. I started by appliquéing the pumpkin and its leaf onto the background fabric. I then finished all the edges of the appliqué shapes with blanket stitch in various colour threads, added some extra embroidery stitches to embellish the pumpkin, stitched the tendrils using a backstitch and, added some french knots and buttons to the background to finish.
With this project, I also decided to add an extra element by decorating the hoop itself with different coloured knitting yarns using one of the techniques described in the book 'Hoop La' by Kirsty Neale. I really think it adds extra texture and dimension to the whole thing.
I was so pleased with how the hoop looked that I decided to 're-hoop' my 'Autumn' embroidery hoop art as well. Here it is with its new look yarn-covered hoop. I had always intended to re-hoop this embroidery as I had been impatient and used my working embroidery hoop to frame it! I am so pleased with its new frame!
I would also like to show you two more new 'embroidery hoop' projects I have recently finished. For these hoops, I made a patchwork base and added some embroidery and embellishments in the form of lace and buttons. I embroidered each of them with a name so that they can be used as a sign to hang on a bedroom door.
They are for my daughters. I thought maybe they would like to hang them in their rooms at university.
They were quick to make and a lot of fun! Now all I have to do is to find a few more masculin projects that I can make to send my son!!