Monday, August 11, 2014

Arum lily

The arum lily somehow reminds me of an ornate lamp, which is why, I chose to embroider it on a black background. It gives the illusion of the petal embracing a flame within, doesn't it?

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Stumpwork - Butterfly and Dogrose

This was my first attempt at stumpwork. The dogrose petals and leaves have been padded with felt. For the butterfly wings, I first couched thin wire around the outlines of each of the four on a separate fabric, covered it with buttonhole stitch, and then filled-in with long-and-short stitches. Here's another view: