Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Heraldic surcoat

I have a little time off for the holidays and my fun project is a heraldic surcoat for a friend of mine. Here are a few teaser photos of the work in progress. The surcoat itself is machine sewn. The cross was appliqued with my sewing machine using a blanket stitch after I ironed down all the edges. The embroidery is by hand using a #12 pearl cotton. The wyvern is going to be all by hand, both applique and embroidery. The term "fiddly" doesn't even begin to describe the displayed wyvern.

Some applique and embroidery for a heraldic surcoat Wyvern appliqué

Friday, December 19, 2014

Long arm cross stitch

Today I'm just sharing a little bit of stitching progress from this project: http://helenestuff.blogspot.com/2014/10/long-arm-cross-stitch.html Stitching progress on long arm cross stitch piece