Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Freestyle Embroidery - Dog Handkerchief

I haven't done a lot of completely freestyle embroidery before, but I've always wanted to stitch a design on to a handkerchief, and this made the perfect Christmas present for a relative!

I based the design on my in-law's dog, Millie. The stitching took a lot longer than I expected it to though haha, but then it's not surprising given that the white fur alone is created from 5 or 6 different shades of thread! I love the result, but I might need some time before I do any more, certainly with this level of detail!


  1. Wow, this is amazing! You are so talented :)

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you Kirsty, and for hosting My Creative Space :)
      Helen x

  3. That is amazing! Did you draw the picture first then stitch over? or just stitch straight away! Looks great - I'm super impressed!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you are having a fabulous festive week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    1. Thanks Jill! I initially sketched the image on to paper to get a feel for the size and proportions, and then sketched on to the hankie using the washable fabric pen I talk about here: http://creativechaosart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/tried-tested-tip-number-15-washable.html. You can see the the hankie with the pen drawing and early stitches here (I hope!) https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/154658_10151502992889017_2061929023_n.jpg
      Thanks! Helen x


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