Feb 19, 2016

hand embroidery, one dog at a time


Been working on this guy for quite a while. He's my folk art, improv embroidery. An original design.


I used mostly pearl cotton for the stitching, with some floss. The background is hand-dyed wool.

Ultimately I plan to embroider several dogs, all in various poses, and turn the blocks into an art quilt or something like that. Not exactly sure where this will go... but its fun to work with just needle and thread again.


Linking up with Off the Wall Fridays.

9 comments:

  1. He is absolutely wonderful! Love those sad eyes and all the colors and stitches.

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  2. Love this colorful embroidery! Great style! How large is it?

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  3. Wow, this is so cute! I love the variety of stitches and the texture it's bringing to this piece. Great job.

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  4. He came out great. And it's a nice feeling to do hand stitching, isn't it?

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  5. This is phenomenal! I've been doing a bit of hand stitching lately and I love all the different stitches and the colors and the expression and the dog and and and!

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  6. How clever of you to create this adorable dog.It will be fun to see how this quilt progresses.

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  7. There is great joy and freedom in creative play, giving a nice balance to the more rigid formal quilting.

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