Design Workshop Tips from the Hand Embroidery Dictionary
Embroidered Base Designs
The construction of the fabric base will determine the overall design of the embroidery and embellishments. The fabric base can begin as a solid-color wholecloth base, a base with one or more printed fabrics, or a foundation strip- or crazy-pieced design.
A wholecloth base offers endless possibilities for a design; this can be a solid color or a subtle batik. The
embroidery pattern can be worked over a single template shape (such as a fan) or by repeating the motif (such as a circle) in various sizes from large to medium to small.
If you would like a chance to win a free copy of the eBook of the Hand Embroidery Dictionary by Christen Brown, C&T Publishing you can visit the following sites this week.
Tour Dates September 20-24, 2021
Monday September 20: C&T Publishing, https://www.ctpub.com/blog/
Tuesday September 21: Jo Avery, https://joavery.co.uk
Wednesday September 22: Elizabeth DeCroos, https://www.epidastudio.com/blog/
Alish Henderson: Jamie Chalmers (@mrxstitch) • Instagram photos and videos
Thursday September 23: Laura Wasilowski, https://artfabrik.com
Friday September 24: Christen Brown, https://christenbrown.com/blog/
Happy Stitching~ Christen
It takes incredible skill to create a piece, such as Psychedelic Balloons, when the base is a batik. To be able to select colors and stitches that enhance, rather than get lost, is remarkable, Christen.
Thank you my friend, I think that this is one of my favorite pieces, I loved working with the colors!