Sunday, 27 April 2014

Machine Embroidery

The past couple of weeks I have have been fighting an infection and been feeling pretty grotty. All my great plans for felting over the long Easter weekend went completely out the window. After 2 days of napping and watching telly I was bored and needed something to do but didn't think I could stand up for the lengthy periods that felting requires.

I came across this stunning photo of "Aisa" by Ebru Sidar on Deviant Art several months ago and thought it was so beautiful I saved the link.

This was my inspiration for some machine embroidery.

Here it is after the initial outline sketch:

And the finished and framed piece, it was really tricky trying to get a good photo without reflections in the glass.

A close-up of the stitching

Linking up to nina-marieoff the wall Friday


  1. That is wonderful Teri! You did a great job using minimal stitching. I always find when I do this type of machine stitching that I tend to overstitch it. What type of fabric did you use for the background.

    1. Thanks Ruth, knowing when a piece is finished is a perennial problem for me too. I still keep looking at this piece and think just a few more stitches here and maybe there....
      I used a piece of white poplin cotton which worked fine but if I do something similar again I think I will iron it to some stiff interfacing first.

  2. Wow! That is beautiful. I hope you enjoy it for many years.

    By the way, did you know that you can buy non-reflective glass? It's really good - actually it looks as if there is no glass there at all.

    1. Thank you Lyn. No, I haven't come across non-reflective glass but it sounds like a godsend, I will have do a search for some.