Photo Stitch

I found these photos at a community yard sale about 4 years ago and I finally used them for something. Pat on the back for me! Here they are, embroidered on random bits of fabric. I'm hoping to find some unique frames for them. 

Vintage Fabrics and Embroidery

My sister-in-law gave me a bunch of her Grandma's fabrics and whatnot awhile back (oh say, 6 or so years ago) and I finally decided to give it all another look. There is some amazing stuff! Pillowcases, handkerchiefs, table linens, etc. There's also some wonderful embroidery on a lot of this stuff. I also found some great blank pieces for an upcoming embroidery project I want to do, I've been itching to work on it for awhile! I have a few more canvases to stretch and since I end up letting that sit a day between gesso layers I figure I'll work on some embroidery.

Embroidery Inspiration

I absolutely love Joetta Maue's work. I keep her blog in my reader feed and love seeing the progress of her projects. There is an amazing quality and delicacy to her work that makes me so happy and inspired. The amount of work she does is astonishing and makes me feel so lazy! I am looking forward to doing some embroidery projects soon, it's been awhile.

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A commission piece just finished! About 6 or 7 hours of work, which is a rough estimate since I didn't keep track. I free hand drew everything on the fabric with inspiration from sublime stitching and the color scheme was inspired by the Chicago flag, which the client wanted.