Tag Archives: Embroidery

Six down, six to go.

Cool! Half done with all the WIPs of 2016. The weird crewel practice piece has finally been finished after a 2009 start. Oh well. Turns out crewelwork is slightly annoying and takes too much attention. Good to know what you enjoy doing. … Continue reading

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Two trees down

Two winter trees now done! The upper was produced from the original design. It uses a single strand of floss for the outlining, is more complicated in its design, and uses muted browns for the trunk. There are some complicated roots … Continue reading

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Trees moving along 

Posting from a cell phone in Reykjavik is tricky, but here goes. Getting there. Needs work. Not enough snow. But that’s fine, got four more months to work on it.  Back to vacation. 

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Notes on embroidering plywood

1.) You will use a LOT of thread. Enormous amounts of thread. Be aware. 2.) You cannot slip the needle back underneath the stitches in the back to end the thread. So you will have to find another way to … Continue reading

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Soil and Embroidery, Pt. II

Still working on the soil embroidery. Took a while, what with the turkeys and programmer’s sweater requirements and all. Down to the actual embroidering part of it though. But here’s this week’s progress: Found this nifty little inexpensive box. And then … Continue reading

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Soil and embroidery

Pay attention to your dirt. Available nutrients, soil texture, moisture content, if it’s got a lot of rocks in it, all determine what type of plants grow there and what type of critters will live off those plants. It will … Continue reading

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Parts of the flower, embroidered

This blog is SUPPOSED to include embroidery and knitting and needley stuff, but mostly has been about plants as of late, due to all the needle working time being taken up with sweater production. However, due to a botany course’s … Continue reading

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