Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A little preview

I am so excited having just finished my first Corded Brussel-stitched wired slip! This is for a project I've been working on over the last two weekends. It has many new techniques I've never tried before. In addition to my little slip, I've been painting and stiffening silk and threads. I'm eager to show you how it is all going together, but you will have to wait until I am all done! It won't be long. I hope to have it framed by Easter.

I've always liked detached buttonhole stitch. Now I am in love. This was good practice for my First Night partridge in a pear tree--but that is not what it is for.


Painted and stiffened silk and stiffened knotted threads. I was surprised at how crinkly the silk feels--like a thin version of a cereal box liner!




  1. Hmmmmm.....very intriguing.....can't wait to see what you're up to with these! and I love detached buttonhole too! it's super fun and easy to stitch and it makes you feel like a rock star :)))

    1. I love the idea of being a rock star embroiderer, but I am just hitting a tambourine for now!