World Embroidery on Hand Painted Fabric

egoodness Over the summer it was one of my best friends birthday, and she has a thing for maps. So naturally I had to make an embroidery for her of something map like. I decided on an image of the world.

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The fabric is actually a white linen, however my boyfriend is really great and hand painted it. I knew I had to use it for this piece, because the fabric ended up looking aquatic, which I found to fitting for the subject matter.

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I also painted the wooden hoop gold, and kept the hoop simple with just using black embroidery floss.

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Happy Thursday, everyone!

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Welcome Back! (What I’ve been up to, and Stitch Along)

Well hello there! I admit, it has been about six months since I’ve updated. So what have I been up to? I moved, I’ve been embroidering like crazy (of course), adding more items to my shop, and the most exciting thing was that I was a contributor (along with 9 other amazing embroidery artists!) to the book Stitch Along, by Jenny Doh.

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Being a part of a project like this made me more inspired then ever to embroider. I’m really excited about some of the things I’ve been working on, and I’m even more excited to share them with you! So I’m back in full force, and every week I will be sharing a couple projects with you guys. In between the posts you can follow me on instagram (@toocrewel) for works in progress! I’m also working on bringing back the newsletter.

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Ghost World Embroidery

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I finished up this embroidery a few weeks back, it is from the graphic novel Ghost World by Daniel Clowes.

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This piece is pretty small- it hangs in a 4″ hoop. I had to use various sizes of embroidery floss to get the detail, ranging from six strands to two strands.

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This piece is also for sale, see more of it here.

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Bart Simpson Embroidery

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Recently I made my second Simpsons embroidery. This time around I chose to do Bart.

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I put the design on the fabric using a water soluble pen, and then colored it in with crayon. I then outlined the piece with black embroidery floss. I also painted the hoop black.

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This piece is also up for sale in the shop!

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Doughnut Embroidery

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My second piece to share this week is another piece of food…a doughnut. Because who doesn’t love doughnuts?

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This one is also in a 3″ hoop painted black, on the same white linen as the pizza slice. For this piece I filled it in completely using a split stitch and seed stitch.

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This piece is also up for sale in the shop.

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Pizza Slice Embroidery

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So, what’s better than combining my favorite thing to do, and one of my favorite foods? Nothing.

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I made this cute little slice of piece to go into this cute little (3″!) hoop. I used linen for the fabric, and painted the hoop black. I tried to keep it pretty simple, because I guess that has been my thing lately.

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This piece is listed up for sale, and you can see more photos of it there.

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Moon and Star Embroidery

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Happy Friday! Today’s piece is a mini moon and star embroidery.

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I’m not sure what type of blend this fabric is, I was given a scrap piece of it. I really liked it though, and I feel like it lends itself well to a nighttime background.

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This piece is in a 3″ wooden embroidery hoop. See more of it in the store.

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