Monday, 27 March 2017

Freehand machine embroidery...... a hedgehog...

If you follow along with my blog you will know that earlier this year I attended a workshop for freehand machine embroidery in Norwich with Abigail Mill.  I had a wonderful time and started an embroidery of our Chalet in Switzerland which I have since finished and you can read more about that here.



While at the workshop, I also took the opportunity to buy several of Abigail's pretty embroidery kits and just recently, I have finished putting one of the kits together.  I chose to make the hedgehog first.


Hand embroidered hedgehog

I really like hedgehogs and you may recall I have added several hand-embroidered hedgehogs to other quilts and projects.



The kit contained everything I needed to make this lovely little machine embroidered picture (I did add the bee and flower buttons myself) and I really had a lot of fun making it.  Once the embroidery was finished,  I mounted it using mount board and then framed it in a box frame.



It was such a quick and easy project and, as it was Mother's Day here in the United Kingdom on Sunday, I sent it to my mum.  I am pleased to say she liked it and it is now hanging on a wall in her house! I am looking forward to putting together some of the other kits I bought too! 

12 comments:

  1. It is a very cute picture and looks lovely in real life! xx

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  2. Lovely hedgehogs! You're so talented.

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  3. Oh how sweet! I love it!
    Hugs Martina

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  4. Those hedgehogs are just adorable!!! That kit was indeed a cute project, and the addition of that bee works really well. Have a nice week! Ariadna.

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  5. Oh wow Christine,i love your work your hedgehogs are so cute.

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  6. I also love hedgehogs, both of your projects look great!! There was no doubt your Mum loved her gift-who wouldn't!

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  7. I love your hedgehogs! So cute, and they look like they were fun to embroider.

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  8. Liebe Christine,
    was für ein schöner Igel und die anderen Kits sehen auch wunderbar aus, ich freue mich schon darauf.
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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  9. On my goodness-your embroidered hedgehog is adorable--he just makes me smile! Love him!! The fabric one is pretty cute too!

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  10. Hedgehogs are such adorable little creatures - I know they're 'picky' but they look so cute and pet-able. Your versions are just as cute as the real thing.

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  11. Such lovely patterns. Love the hedgehog - such a sweetie, no wonder your mum loves it!!!

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