Monday, August 31, 2009

More Embroidery

All of these were done the same way, add stabilizer to cotton muslin, using a light box transfer the image to the fabric, embroider with black embroidery floss and paint.

Embroidery of the Damned

Short Attention Span Theatre


My best friend's little boy turns 2 in a couple of weeks and I was all set to make him an afghan or something but visiting with them I see him in love with Blue. He LOVES the show, not always sitting and watching it but he always wants it on. So I found a pattern on Etsy: and made it last weekend. I also plan to make him a small backpack with Blue on it since I've made similar ones for his brother and sister. C&C are welcome.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Victorian Tile Art

I found this from a book of Victorian tile designs and used various embroidery techniques to sew it. Mostly satin stitch but the leaves are stab stitching (I think that's what it's called) and the center of the flowers are silk ribbon which is a PAIN to embroider with.

I used tea to dye the fabric and transferred the image using a light board and a pencil.

Here's the original b&w image:

Kitchen Backsplash

This took about a week. I started by installing waterproof backer board with thinset and screws. I then bought small square tiles from Home Depot and a lot of plates from a thrift store. It was fun smashing the plates. I used tile adhesive and after about 5 days of putting them all in place I grouted.

I took the picture with the faucet on one side and then the other. I combined the two in photoshop which is why you see the weird metal thing in the center-bottom.

Also, at the thrift store I found a small sculpture with houses and a lighthouse and a sailboat and bought it to break up and add.