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Shingle Beach close-up

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Category Embroidery
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional
NellyJane on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Printed pattern from Rowandean Mixture of wool, material and embroidery silks

NellyJane on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I love the birds, they look very effective from a distance. Also the 3D effect of the beach disappearing into the distance

NellyJane on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Follow the guide religiously in terms of the order in which to embroider, but then play with the stitches and enjoy the freedom to create.

NellyJane on craftsy.com

I'm SO happy to see someone creating with HAND embroidery! And it is a lovely work, too - so your husband must be happy a well. It really is a stand-out project. Thanks for sharing!

05/16/2012 Flag

I love hand embroidery. I have recently started playing around with my own designs. I'll try to put a picture up soon. Do you have any embroidery on the Craftsy page?

05/16/2012 Flag

not on Craftsy. My favorite piece is "The Hunt" sampler done in 1970 before the cross stitch on linen pattern was altered so that the entire bottom third was made into cross stitch as well. It was so lovely before, and I don't know if it is even available anymore. It was originally worked by an 11 year old! I tried to google it, but they are not the same. Sigh. You know, Stupendous Stitching includes some embroidery very nicely, maybe you would like that class? I love it.

05/16/2012 Flag

I'll try to photograph it and post it to Craftsy, but it is behind glass now and I don't know if the very tiny detail will show up.

05/16/2012 Flag

not the Hunt, it is the famous The Chase! It was originally worked by 11 year old Mary Starkey in 1760. My sampler is from a kit released in the 1970s while the bottom third was still solid embroidery. I posted it in Projects for you, and now you know why I love your embroidery so much!

05/16/2012 Flag

Hi Pam, I tried to find your sampler in the projects page but couldn't see it. I have looked up the piece on the net though and, you're right, it's lovely.

05/17/2012 Flag

It's beautiful - I love seasidey things too, and this is gorgeous. Well done!

08/11/2012 Flag

Thank you Pat. I really enjoyed doing it and I now have it hanging in our living room.

08/11/2012 Flag