Category Archives: Hand embroidery

Cool Linen

While poking around in my fabric collection for something to go with my new skirt, I saw this brown linen and loved it for the color matching with the skirt, and the contrast between the opulent skirt fabric and the humble weave of the linen. This fabric has a fantastic hand, and it retained its […]

Small Embellishment

I’m working on a blouse made from the most fantastic-feeling linen ever. I got it for a good price, and was planning on dyeing it, but decided that the color is right for my purposes. Here is a small embellishment that I put on the back yoke of the blouse. I embroidered it by hand […]

Hostess Gift

. These embroidered tea towels are always extremely well-received, which makes me want to keep making them. This one is for the hostess of a party that I’m attending today. She has a lovely house, and she is very proud of her gardening, so I included some greenery in this one. I have not posted […]

Some Hand Work

Summer is always a busy time for me, and this one has been no exception. The kids are home, and we went away for a week to Vermont. Plus it’s really hot, which kind of puts me off thinking about clothing. There’s been some sewing going on, but it’s mostly hand work that I can […]

Tricked-Out Kicks

Channeling my Inner 12-Year-Old

The Big Reveal

After all of this buildup (10 blog posts detailing my progress!), I hope you’re not disappointed. I’m not. I love it! Embroidery! Beads! Color! Dye! Quilting! What’s not to love? So, for those of you who are just joining us, this project is based heavily on a current-season Isabel Marant jacket, the Weez embellished tie-dye […]

Tiny Dye Bath

The embroidery that I’m working on now is calling out for a touch of yellow. But, alas, I have no yellow floss. Enter the world’s smallest dye bath: a red plastic party cup containing a length of formerly cream-colored silk embroidery floss and a bit of yellow dye solution.

Embellished Jacket Progress 10

It’s the home stretch with this jacket now. The shell is complete. I’m adding a swoosh of crazy-quilt embroidery to the lining where the tag would normally go. In the unlikely event that I would ever get a tattoo, it would depict crazy quilt embroidery.

Embellished Jacket Progress 7

I’ve basted on the first layer of trims on the front and back. This is sort of the trim foundation; the other trims will rest on top of these.