Sunday, July 24, 2016

Second Yellow Block

I finished my second Yellow Block and have it ready for the morning mail.  This was the block I was working on the butterfly and decided I needed to go back to the drawing board.  I am happy with the way the second butterfly came out well enough and it restored confidence on my hand embroidery.   I was feeling a bit bad about not having my Singer Futura Embroidery machine.  I could have done up a butterfly in 30 minutes.  Instead, this one took my 6 hours. But I enjoyed it and embroidery is like any other Craft, practice makes perfect and I need practice!!  Here is the process and the block:

Stamped my image:  Note, the Adia cloth really wasn't the best fabric for this.


I hooped it - the fabric was too small, the tension was not tight enough.  I made it work


Here it is all stitched out.  This needed to be predominantly yellow
I couched the gold thread down to the edge. 


I cut the butterfly from the fabric and added a layer of PVC glue to the back.  This sealed the thread and created a handmade "patch"


On my block section, I stitched down this pretty yellow lace and added beads, placed the butterfly and created a gold "flight" pattern out of gold cord and also used that in a seam treatment.


The rest of the embroidery



This is such a pleasant skill and hobby.  In our screaming hi-tech world, this is a pleasant and low-cost hobby.

Thanks for stopping by and Have a great day!!
Ginny M






6 comments:

  1. Fabulous butterfly Ginny - I do love what you are doing on this crazy patchwork, and placing the butterfly against the (beaded) lace is fabulous.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Hi Ginny! I hope all is well! I have been so impressed with your embroidery work as of late. These are all beautiful. Hope you are doing well. Miss you lots, Crystal

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  3. Such marvellous creativity!!
    Something to aspire to👌👏.

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