Outlining a flower

A bit more on the Swedish wool embroidery today. The start of this wool embroidery wasn’t a very good one but now you can see the progress. Once the outlines are finished I am starting to fill the flower with different shades of pink.

Filling the middle

Certain parts are looking really nice, smooth and even, other stitches not so much. They look like they were made by a embroidery newbie. I think that is okay because I am a beginner at embroidery. I am not sure exactly how to do this the best way but I am learning as I go a long. I don’t like ripping stitches up so I am letting my little mistakes stay down. I move forward instead of looking back.

Wool inspiration flowers
This embroidered pillow, that I am looking at as I sew, is made in 1832. The stitching is by someone a wee bit more experienced than I am. It can be seen in the Swedish book called Yllebroderier published by Hemslöjden, my inspiration right now as I have mentioned already.

Also on my table today, my wool pin cushion;

Pin cushion from Maria
It is made by my friend Maria a few years back when we both were into wool embroidery. She made a couple of different little things and a bird pillow. I made a big pillow too, wool floss on white linen. I need to blog it sometime, it is really cute!

Embroidery inspiration

A note to self: I want to try the raised herringbone stitch and the loop stitch that Sarah Whittle describes on her blog at great length.

Karin has a great tutorial (in Swedish) on how to transfer a pattern from paper to your fabric by the painted dots method, it is so clear that you understand it just by looking at the images! I knew how to do this, I am just so lazy…

The gallery of Rebecca Ringquist is colorful and very inspirational. I’ve been looking at her work several times since I found her website.

Have a great day!