Tag Archives: cross stitch

A pretty darn good photography setup for embroidery

This week has been spent improving the embroidery photography setup. Hopefully others will find this helpful in photographing their own stuff. Light was added. Lots of light. Four  work lamps may be attached to bicycles (there are a number of … Continue reading

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Embroidery found at a 1960s beach house

As the next project is rather complicated, requiring some heavy books and a talk with a paleontologist, and people are most likely sick of looking at turtles and snake, this is a turtle AND snake free post, composed of random … Continue reading

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Sarracenia leucophylla skirt

I know a lot of entomologists, as well as a botanist, who want me to embroider bugs and plants instead of all these reptiles. So this week’s project is the white pitcher plant, Sarracenia leucophylla, in skirt form. The idea is to have … Continue reading

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Chelydra serpentina. Yeah, more turtles……

It’s been a solid month of stitching turtles. There are too many damn turtles and TurtleFest is coming up. There have been requests from colleagues that I work on some arthropods after I am over the turtles. Too many damn … Continue reading

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Chrysemys picta-the Painted Turtle

I counted 32 Chrysemys picta picta in our two acre pond last week. They seemed to be the boldest of the basking turtles in our pond, so let me get pretty close  I was able to sit and knit for … Continue reading

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Yay! I’m teaching a class!

Framed, cross stitched,and painted Earth In celebration of Earth Day, I will be teaching a class on beginning cross stitch for the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, North Carolina, on April the 10th. Actually, they’re doing an Earth Month, … Continue reading

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Embroidered bat and a weird technique

I saw another bat yesterday. It was too big to be a silver haired. I need to learn my bats. But back to last months invader. Last week’s Lasionycteris noctivagans turned out okay. The first draft turned out to be … Continue reading

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