Thursday, February 26, 2015

Crewel embroidery update...

... it is finished.

After having sat over it for hours, looking closely at each stitch, stepping back from the frame and looking at a finished piece - from a distance - is always such a good feeling. 


I gave up on both French knots and running stitches for the markings on the last flower.


Instead, I used detached chains. When stitched in the same direction as stitches below, they sink into the embroidery and become part of it. 


The flower is much more solid looking than any of the others but the wispy leaves around it kind of make up for it. 


And so, there it is. The best part about finishing - I get to start something new! Mind you, we are harvesting the grapes early next week, so there won't be much stitching time.

Have a great weekend,
Anna X


25 comments:

  1. Beautiful and inspiring for a very raw newbie - Thank you :)

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  2. Beautiful! I love the colours you have used

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  3. Just perfect! Love following your blog, makes my fingers itch to pick up my needle. Excellent work!

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  4. I love the colours and the design. It's lovely!

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  5. Love this piece, it is beautiful. Well done, Anna.

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  6. Thank you so much everyone. I can not tell you how much it means to me that you take the time to comment. Anna XXX

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  7. So very beautiful, Anna! I love the colors, the whole "movement," the textures, the layout - it's gorgeous!

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  8. Beautiful - I love the autumnal colours. Are you going to turn it into anything? (Cushion, wall art?)

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    1. That bit about finished items is not really my strong point. Once the embroidery is complete I find it really tricky to get my act together and really finish it. I did originally think of it as wall art stretched onto a simple frame.
      I had a look at your web site. Fabulous stuff!

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  9. Beautiful! Will you be selling the pattern at your Etsy store?

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    1. Yes, I will be making this one into a pattern and am hoping to have it ready soon.

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  10. Absolutely stunning! Fantastic colors! Will there be a pattern/kit for this piece?

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    1. Thanks Liz, yes I will be kitting this. Just need to get the instructions and everything else ready, which usually take a bit of time.

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  11. Your finished piece is gorgeous! The cream chain stitches are perfect for the leaves. I really appreciate that you show us the different effects and your reasoning for the final choice of stitch. The colour combinations are beautiful and as ever your stitching is perfect. Best wishes, Dianne

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  12. This is gorgeous. You do beautiful work.

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  13. This is beautiful, inspiring. Where does a beginner start?



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    1. I know this might sound a little crazy, but for this pieces most of the stitches are relatively basic surface embroidery stitches. I have some smaller and simpler patterns in my etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/AnnaScottEmbroidery?ref=hdr_shop_menu
      Keep in touch - soon I am hoping to offer online classes as well. Happy Stitching, Anna

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  14. Hello, new to your site, lovely embroidery. Daisy

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