Friday, 2 April 2010

Anatomy of a Tea Cosy commission, March, Stage 3

I've freehand machine embroidered the outline of the peony flower, slightly different from the one on the previous cosy because I really like the shapes of the petals.
Now I'm working on the hand embroidered 'colouring-in' bits before I embroider the three blue wrens and the client's initials so this side will be done and I can get onto the other side.



Close-up of the stitching...

4 comments:

Sarah B said...

Looking gorgeous Tara!!

kris said...

So beautiful!

How do you go hand stitching through all the layers? I imagine it would be a bit full on on your fingers?

sammiam said...

as one of my favourite clients at work would say "its just like a bought one"!!! Tara, its beautiful. i'm really enjoying your step by step posts.
xo

quiltjude said...

Truly lovely work - p.s. I absolutely loved your article in a previous Notebook mag, you are one very clever lady.