Monday, April 19, 2010

a labor of love

you might remember this project from its infancy. holy mackerel, it has come a long way and is now finished! it is 8x10 and is to be framed as a gift for the customer's friends to commemorate their wedding which i think is a great idea—a very personal, unique, and meaningful thing for someone to have in their home.

i used a split stitch for the majority of the design, varying the floss thickness for different parts and then i finished off the leaves with a raised satin stitch to give them some height and a nice smooth look.

then of course there are the buttons which i put on at the very end so that my embroidery hoop was not getting caught on them. some are new, some are vintage and from my own collection and i am really happy with the overall effect they give.

i'm really glad to be doing this work though...this particular wall hanging was more detailed than any embroidery i have ever done but i think it came out well and is giving me ideas for so many other designs and uses of the artform. if YOU are interested in some custom embroidery work just email me at geschichtenvonkat [at] gmail [dot] com ...embroidery can be done on just about any fabric and has limitless illustrative possibilities to personalize and embellish all sorts of items.


Dylan said...

Kat it's beautiful!! I'm so inpsired!

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

Gorgeous work!

Jen said...

So pretty! Your embroidery is amazing :)

Christina said...

That is beautiful. :)