Archive for the 'embroidery' Category

More Frances Trombly Wonderfulness

14 July, 2008

Frances Trombly, Craft Goddess, is my new hero! Click on a thumbnail to go to a full size image on her site.

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Garbage Bags, 2008

Hand-woven fabric, mixed media
10 X 26 X 23 inches, 21 X 30 X 16 inches

 

 

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Boxes (West Side Movers and Paper Mart), 2008

Hand woven fabric, embroidery, packing tape
Dimensions variable

 

 

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Garden Hose, 2007

Crocheted cotton and metal hook
32 linear ft

 

 

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Extension Cord, 2007

Crocheted cotton
50 linear ft

 

 

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Jo-Ann, 2007

Hand-embroidery on fabric
10 x 3 inches

 

 

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Fallen, 2006

Hand-woven, hand-dyed silk and cotton fabric
350 linear feet, 12 x 18 inch pennants
Dimensions variable

 

 

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Blue, 2006

Crocheted cotton
Light blue balloon, 12″ dia.
Dark blue balloon, 15″ dia.

 

 

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Nine Deflated Balloons, 2006

Crocheted cotton
Dimensions variable

 

 

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Confetti, 2005

Hand crocheted cotton
Dimensions variable
967 pieces

 

 

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Plywood, 2004

Cross-stitched fabric
14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches

 

 

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Toilet Paper, 2003

Hand-embroidery on fabric
Dimensions variable

 

 

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Paper Corner, 2002

Hand-woven fabric
Dimensions variable
Each sheet 8 1⁄2 x 11 inches
50 sheets

 

 

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All Purpose Tarp, 2008

Hand-woven polypropylene fiber, pedestals
Tarp dimensions: 110 X 45 inches
Dimensions variable

 

 

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Mop, 2008

Hand spun silver wool and cotton, wooden mop handle
52 X 14 X 13 inches

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Embroidered Receipt

14 July, 2008

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  • Post: Receipt
  • Main Site: Frances Trombly
  • Artist/Author: Frances Trombly
  • Registration Required?: No
  • Free?: not a tutorial, I just have it here for your embroidorial stupefication (of course I made those words up, silly)
  • Via: Craft, via Creativadoration
  • Other: are you kidding me? this is freaking amazing!!!

    • Felt Garland

      8 July, 2008

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    • Post: Felt Garland/Cozy up with a Blanket
    • Main Site: Anna Maria Horner
    • Artist/Author: Anna Maria Horner
    • Registration Required?: No
    • Free?: Yes
    • Via:
    • Other: so pretty and festive!

      • Mexican Dress

        28 June, 2008

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      • Post: Mexican Dress
      • Main Site: http://www.themexicandress.com/
      • Artist/Author: “the Mexican Dress Lady”
      • Registration Required?: No
      • Free?: No, but nearly! $5.00 for pdf download
      • Via:
      • Other: In my family, we’ve always called these Mexican wedding dresses—in fact, my not-at-all Latina mother wore one at her wedding in 1980

        • Felt Strawberries

          17 June, 2008

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        • Post: felt strawberry tutorial
        • Main Site: mr. monkeysuit
        • Artist/Author:
        • Registration Required?: No
        • Free?: Yes
        • Via: email
        • Other:

          • Sugar Skull Softies

            15 June, 2008

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          • Post: Sugar Skull Softies
          • Main Site: alicia policia
          • Artist/Author: alicia
          • Registration Required?: No
          • Free?: No, damn it!
          • Via:
          • Other: Sold out! An announcement at her etsy store says she’s got more coming. And, she lives in the coolest city ever, which I miss like crazy.

            • The Stitchettes

              15 June, 2008

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            • Post: the stitchettes
            • Main Site: wee wonderfuls
            • Artist/Author: Hillary Lang
            • Registration Required?: No
            • Free?: Yes
            • Via: http://whipup.net/
            • Other:

              • Sashiko Tutorial

                15 June, 2008

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              • Post: Sashiko Tutorial
              • Main Site: the purl bee
              • Artist/Author: Mari
              • Registration Required?: No
              • Free?: Yes
              • Via:
              • Other: very helpful pictures throughout the tutorial. kit available for purchase
              • Craft Chi » Blog Archive » Embroidery Thread Cards – For You!

                2 June, 2008

                Whimsical Embroidery Cards

                 

                 

              • Post: Craft Chi » Blog Archive » Embroidery Thread Cards – For You!
              • Main Site: http://craftchi.com/blog
              • Artist/Author: Amy
              • Registration Required?: No
              • Free?: Yes
              • Via:
              • Other: charming!
              • Andrea Dezsö Illustration

                8 May, 2008

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              • Post: Embroidery 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
              • Main Site: Andrea Dezsö Illustration
              • Artist/Author: Andrea Dezsö
              • Registration Required?: No
              • Free?: n/a
              • Via:
              • Other: Not a tutorial or pattern, but 7 pages of really awesome and inspiring embroidery by Andrea Dezsö. You’ll also find many, many pages of her other genres of art.
                • “Some of the most interesting works reinvigorate the tradition of the sampler, a piece of embroidery that offers a religious or moral saying.(…) The Romanian artist Andrea Dezso has embroidered 48 cotton squares with bits of Transylvanian folk wisdom passed down from her mother. One square suggests, “You can get hepatitis from a handshake,” while another claims, “Men will like me more if I pretend to be less smart.” Each warning or cautionary tale is accompanied by a small, equally humorous illustration.” ––The New York Times

                Knot Know-How Tutorial

                16 February, 2008

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              • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
              • Post: Knot Know-How Tutorial
              • Main Site: the purl bee
              • Artist/Author:
              • Registration Required? No
              • Free? Yes
              • via:
              • Other: check out the zillions of great project journals and tutorials in the sidebar!
              • Pleasant Kitchen Dishtowels

                14 February, 2008

                These are being written about all over the craft-o-sphere. Way to go Alicia!

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              • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
              • Post: pleasant kitchen dishtowels
              • Main Site: rosylittlethings
              • Artist/Author: Alicia
              • Registration Required? No
              • Free? Yes
              • via:
              • Other:
              • Project: Turning a Child’s Art into Embroidery « Just Pure Lovely

                10 February, 2008

                Britty's Embroidery Close Up copy

              • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
              • Post: Project: Turning a Child’s Art into Embroidery « Just Pure Lovely
              • Main Site: http://loriseaborg.com/
              • Artist/Author: lori
              • Registration Required? No
              • Free? Yes
              • via:
              • Other: The instructions include a picture of the kitty model helping to choose embroidery floss for this project. Lori found my blog today through google reader’s recommended feeds–how cool!
              • Embroidery Mega Post

                5 February, 2008

                Because I want to learn embroidery, I’ve been looking for good sites on the subject. Hope you find them useful too. These are the results from today’s search. Please add any favorite links of your own in the comments.

                Free Patterns

                Stitches and Stitch Libraries

                How-To

                Other

                beauty that moves: ipod cozy tutorial

                3 February, 2008

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              • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
              • Post: beauty that moves: ipod cozy tutorial
              • Main Site: beauty that moves
              • Artist/Author:
              • Registration Required? No
              • Free? Yes
              • via:
              • Other:
              • making hand-bound eyelet holes

                27 May, 2007

              • Tutorial/Pattern Included? yes, click on full view
              • Post: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/52937489/
              • Main Site: deviantART
              • Artist/Author: Kathelyne
              • Registration Required? No
              • Free? Yes
              • Bird Sachet Tutorial at Scent of Water

                23 May, 2007

                Scent of Water has made this lovely scented bird pillow. Looks super easy for a quick gift.

                Lavender Scented Bird Pillow

                Scented Bird Pillow « the scent of water

                Another Purse Organizer Tutorial

                14 May, 2007

                Embroidery Library

                Embroidery Basics from Heritage Shoppe

                10 May, 2007

                At Heritage Shoppe, there is a downloadable embroidery primer called A Basic Guide to Embroidery and Hand Sewing.

                A companion page features specific stitch tutorials.

                Go To Stitch Menu

                Awesome embroidery by Miss Lila Mae

                12 April, 2007

                Holy Moly! And Lila says

                this is my first substantial bit of embroidery, and the first time i tried many of those stitches.

                What an accomplishment! I’m insanely jealous of her creativity!

                Miss Lila Mae: #13 pink.yellow.red