|Sample, Embroidered leaf stamp|
|Sample, Embroidered pumpkin stamp|
In these two samples (each a little over 2" x 2"), the detail of what I was printing was lost but it was helpful for giving me an identifiable shape to to embroider. The leaf shape is a real oak leaf - so perfectly miniature, printed in yellow. And the pumpkin is actually a stamp I made from strips of foam. Just so you know how long I'll hold onto something artsy, these were produced at least four years ago.
Each of the mini prints were covered with a choppy square or strips of sheer fabrics because I think it's interesting to introduce color that way. Then it's a matter of playing them off different colored threads and beads plus layered background fabrics.
The stitching is pretty straightforward. There's back stitch and cross stitch. The "open cretan stitch" behaved a little differently in the middle section of the pumpkin - and I really, really like it. Hope I can accidentally do that again.
By the way, a little shout out to The Embroidery Stitch Bible by Betty Barnden. Her book is the perfect size for my plastic shoebox of a sewing basket. More importantly her diagrams and directions translate well to 3-D for me. That's a big issue because I'm spatially challenged. (Please don't ask me to back up cars and for godssake's, no origami!!)
As these are samples they won't appear in my Etsy shop, but other handiwork of mine already does. So scoot yourself on over: //www.etsy.com/your/shops/PegasaurusArt.