The is a detail photo of the Eivor cushion from IKEA.
I used the printed design as inspiration for an embroidery in cotton craft thread. First with single lines,
then with outlines in contrasting colors.
Embroidered book marks – the first in cotton craft yarn on cotton cloth, then sewed to paper, the motif is a calligraphy scroll with added French knots, similar to those in this book.
In wool yarn stitched onto water color paper. All the book marks have paper backing, machine stitched to the fronts, hiding the wrong side of the hand stitching.
In acrylic knitting yarn.
This is a floor grate in the St. Pothin church in Lyon France. I used the motif as inspiration for these embroideries.
In over-dyed variegated Tencel yarn on cotton cloth.
In hand dyed wool on cotton cloth.
Various motifs in variegated Tencel yarn.
This one was inspired by a scroll on page 97 of Oprah magazine September 2010 .
These motifs were inspired by those in Scandinavian Needlecraft by Clare Youngs.
More motifs in the same Tencel yarn as above, after over-dying the yarn.
These two are based on calligraphy scrolls, with added French knots.
These three are based on scrolls and motifs in the book Let’s Bring Back by Lesley M. M. Blume.
This embroidery has been stitched onto one my blank books, I believe it is based on a Scottish botanical motif..
Hand dyed wool yarn on cotton cloth, Art Nouveau Roses, as seen here on the blog A Moveable Feast, from a post on July 22, 2010.
Cotton craft yarn on cotton cloth, the first was inspired my motifs on vintage fabric,
and this snowflake was inspired by one previously stitched from Scandinavian Needlecraft, originally posted here.