Embroidered advent calendar 2018

Since a couple of year, Martine, a French embroidery teacher, offers an advent calendar to embroider via her website and instagram. Usually she publishes the main pattern on her website a couple of days before the start of December and then publishes one motif every day in December on Instagram as well as the explanation…

Embroidered advent calendar 2016 

The French website Artesane had a fun protect in December : make a embroidered advent calendar !  At the end of November, they published the trame of the calendar that was composed of 24hexagons. And then every day in December they published a little motif to fill up one hexagon. I have chosen a blue and white hexagon fabric…

Blue squirrel

With the rest of the grey wool from my summer cardigan, I have knitted a simple square and embroidered a squirrel with big cross-stitches to make a pillow for our new sofa. I really like this model from Erin Black. She used Tunisian crochet but I did not have enough wool to use this technique…

First attempt at sashiko embroidery

The pair of jeans I am using to cycle to go to work every day is very worn out ! I wanted to do some embroidery on it to draw the eyes away from the knee section. When I saw Jenny Parker post last week, I was inspired to try some Japanese “Sashiko” embroidery on them. There…

Hello cushion 

I had started to do the embroidery on a much darker blue polkadot fabric but I was not happy on how the “h” came out so I started again on a light blue polkadot fabric and used a different style of writing.          

Tunisian crochet clutch 

The issue fifty seven of Mollie makes had a tutorial to make a Tunisian crochet clutch. I like how dense the stitch is. I did not fancy the embroidery pattern given in the instruction so I have found another one online and it resembles more the original Erin black’s creation! In order to prevent the embroidery threat…

Christmas tag

My Sunday project ! The model is in the Cross stitch collection issue 256. I used a metallic red for a sparkling touch !