When I read last November that artist and embroiderer Sharon B of:
would make 2014 her last year to give online embroidery lessons, I had to sign up. Sharon does lots of traditional embroidery, but her encrusted work is so fun and inspiring. I jumped on it, not thinking about how busy I’d be when the class started in May. Above and below are samples of her work. Click on any photo to enlarge.
The course was a lot of fun and being a beginner, very informative. I was a bit too swamped to finish the second project, but here’s the first one which, of course, I make into doll furniture. She wanted this first project to be mostly monotone to push us into focusing on texture, which is what encrusted embroidery is all about. Texture includes different kinds of threads in size and content. I’ve got cotton, rayon (shinier), metallic & silk threads in floss and pearl textures. Beads, buttons and anything of visual interest is encouraged.