Monday, 17 October 2011

AUTUMN FLOURISH EMBROIDERY.....PART 1

Hello all, I'd like to show you the first part of my embroidery ! This is not a bought kit......it is a design from a very old Jacobean embroidery transfer. Traditionally Jacobean work is done with wool,but I prefer to work with embroidery silks......As you can see, this is FINE embroidery, not cross stitch ! Fine embroidery


encompasses all manner of intricate stitches i.e. french knots, bullions,blanket stitch, buttonhole stitch,fly stitch etc. In the next few weeks I shall show you my progress, as I shall be doing several different embroideries and if life allows, I shall try and fit in a card now and then.......Thank you for looking at my work, I do appreciate all your comments.......Have a wonderful Monday..........xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

17 comments:

  1. This is very fine embroidery work, absolutely gorgeous and how neat and perfect you have worked!
    Thanks for sharing Chris!

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  2. I have not seen anything like this since my Nan died back in 61, she was a Taylor by trade and this was here hobby.

    Very nice Chris.

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  3. I have never seen such beauty since my Grandmother died! Truly a work of art my friend. Thank you for carrying on a beautiful tradition (Art)!

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  4. Wow Chris this is just stunning work so neat and I love the colours.... Its not often you see embroidery like this any more and I will look forward to seeing the next 'stage'....

    hugs Anne

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  5. Oh my Chriss - this is stunning! What a masterpiece this will be when you are done with it... I can see why you are going to be gone from making cards now.... This is taking up alot of concentration and I must say some patience and steady fingers to do this..... So so pretty.....You are a masterpiece of all trades my friend....
    Hugs to you....

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  6. Wow Chris, what amazingly detailed stitching - can't wait to see the completed piece. This really is beautiful.
    It is so nice to see the traditional crafts coming back into popularity again. Takes me back to my childhood when my Mum used to do wonderful embroidery etc.

    Have a happy week - hugs, Sylvia xx

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  7. oh wow this is already looking stunning chris.beautiful design and you must have the patience of a saint to do the intricate stitching ;D

    xx coops xx

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  8. Stunning work. I think this sort of work has stopped being a household item that women make as is so intricate and takes such a lot of time to create the beautiful pieces that people seldom have the time and when they finally do have time, their hands are too arthritic to hold the needle and eyes too poor in sight to see clearly enough for the fine work!

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  9. Chris this looks absolutely stunning, the colours, the stitching and the design, just perfect. I can't think of anything else but "Beautiful", can't wait to see the next instalment. xx

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  10. We card makers often use the word "stunning" Well this really is! What a talent you have, clever lady to be able to produce such beautiful work ! I am very jealous.... I will pop by a lot as I don't want to miss the next installment ! Hugs E xxx Woofs from D&H x Cuddles to Max xx

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  11. Oh my, the stitchwork is perfect! So beautiful!!

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  12. Left a link on my blog .... I need to share your lovely work ....lol xxxxx

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  13. Lovely detailed embroidery - I love the Jacobean style and it is interesting to see it done in silks instead of the traditional wool.

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  14. Wow Chris this is really beautiful have popped across from Eileen's blog and have followed you too - as I really love your awesome cards as well thanks for sharing, Shaz in oz.x

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  15. Just came across your lovely piece of work whilst browsing again...I often wander into your blog. It seems I,ve gone back in time here too as you did this back in 2011 ! I love your choice of colours ! ...your stitches are so neat and tidy . I must now try and see if you have finished it and time travel forward in time to see !

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