Thursday, 25 February 2010

New Embroidery Pattern... Sneaky Peek!

I've finished designing and embroidering my second embroidery pattern PDF, so I thought I'd share a bit of the process I went through with you, and you get to see a preview at the same time!

The first picture shows a couple of sketches, the one on the left is a preliminary drawing to establish the position of the bodies and limbs, to suggest a feeling of movement and balance. I referred to a photo from a magazine; it was a picture of a boy and girl half-running, holding hands with their mum who was in the middle. I missed out the woman and just concentrated on the two children. The drawing on the right is the “finished” sketch, which is still fairly rough, and from this I traced the final line drawing which I scanned in (thanks Claire for use of your scanner!)

The second photo shows a few of the steps (but not all! I need to remember to keep taking photos, but I get distracted...) I went through to make the finished embroidery (which will be revealed in the next couple of days – watch this space!).

The pictures explained: (1) Starting the embroidery – close-up of stem stitch around outline of face, (2) continuing the stem stitch, (3) sewing the split-stitch of the inner ears and (4) almost finished the first bunny...

So, what do you think so far?

Stay tuned to see the finished embroidery (hopefully) tomorrow!
Joey x


  1. Beautiful as always :) I like the way the little boy is looking at the girl. It's sweet Joey.


  2. Aww, it looks wonderful, sweetie!! I can't wait to see the finished piece :) <3

  3. That is really cute!

  4. Oh Joey this is just too lovely! You have such a talent! x

  5. That is so cool that you sketch it out before you embroider it. I think that shows a lot of creative forethought. Great job!


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