Tag Archive | perle cotton

Day 2 of HEARTS: Embroidered Heart

Day 2 of HEARTS!

Many of you know that I love hearts! I love the shapes and all of the possibilities. This embroidered heart is block #4 from my Stitch Along Sampler Class series. The embroidery stitches include looped feather stitch, chain stitch, blanket stitch, modern fern stitch, Pekinese stitch, straight stitch, whip-stitch rose stitch, spider web rose stitch, lazy daisy with bullion tip stitch, lazy daisy stitch, French knot stitch, Colonial knot stitch, Chinese knot stitch and stacked bead stitch.

Happy February to you!

~Christen

Day 1 of HEARTS: Embroidered from the Heart

Day 1 of HEARTS!

Many of you know that I love hearts! I love the shapes and all of the possibilities. Here is a sampling of hearts from my class Embroidered from the Heart. The class instructions include 5 large and small heart shapes, that can be combined to create these wonderful ornaments. Thread and bead embroidery are used to embellish each heart.

Happy February to you,

~Christen

A Sampling of Samplers

 

theembroiderycornerI teach a class called the Embroidery Corner, at a local shop. In the process of developing and writing the handouts I stitched quite a few samples to use for the photographs.

Beginning Embroidery with Bead EmbellishmentSeveral years ago I taught an on-line class called Beginning Embroidery with Bead Embellishment. I have also created a few stitched bits from this class. And yes I used the same colors of fabric and threads in this sample as the above sample!

samplergroupJust recently I had time to combine those bits of stitching from both classes. I had a lot of fun saving all of those 1″ bits and putting them to good use.

Happy Stitching! ~Christen

Kantha Table Runner

kanthatablerunnerKantha Table Runner

This project is a fun and easy way to become acquainted with the easy and free-form quilted style of Kantha quilting. This is class will be taught in tandem with Carol Alves and myself. Carol will take the first part of the class, helping the student to machine sew the table runner. I will take the second part of the class and teach the student how to work out a design, and stitch the fabric into a quilt.

kanthatablerunnerThe table runner can be any size, mine is 14″ wide by 44″ long.

Details:

Class Fee:$30.00 total

  • $15.00 for Carol, to be paid for any time before the class, at the store
  • $15.00 for Christen: which is paid directly to Christen (see below)

*Please note that this class does not include any of the materials, supplies or tools; these must be purchased by the student.

Date and time: This class is not currently scheduled.

Please email Christen: thestoreonthecorner@gmail.com with your inquiries.

Happy Stitching ~Christen

Creative Thread Embroidery: class/tutorial

Creative Thread Embroidery: 3 lessons/$40.00

embroideryExplore the possibilities and broaden your creative stitched techniques to add to your CQ and other embroidery projects. We will work with a variety of embroidery threads such as pearl cotton; buttonhole twist; rayon and cotton floss. Some stitches will blend thread to create new colors and textures. The dimensional embroidery stitches that will be covered are bullion knot, cast on buttonhole, drizzle, woven, whipped and tatted. Traditional stitches such as the buttonhole, chain stitch, feather stitch, feather stitch leaf, French knot, lazy daisy, pistol stitch and straight stitch will be also covered.

Skill Level Intermediate: sewing machine and embroidery knowledge needed

Lesson 1: First you will prepare the base of your needle case, or if you choose you can work on a pre-pieced fabric base. Next we will talk about the threads, learn how to blend colors and what needles to use. The stitches that will be covered in this class are: whipped stitch rose, bullion knot rose, buttonhole rose, buttonhole wheel and tatted flowers.

Lesson 2: This class will focus on filling in your base with feather stitch vines and leaves; lazy daisy flowers and leaves; and drizzle stitch flowers and centers.

Lesson 3: This class will focus on the tiny extras like the woven star, pistol stitch, straight stitch and French knots. Directions will also be given to finish your needle case.

Class Information

These classes can be purchased at any time, there is no set schedule.The class can be ordered by contacting Christen: thestoreonthecorner@gmail.com. She will send you an invoice through PayPal.

Once the class is paid for, the supply list will be sent out. The lessons will begin one week after the purchase of the class, unless otherwise stated. You will receive an email with the lesson attached. The following lesson/s will arrive one week after the previous lesson.

A high speed internet connection is recommended, and you must have basic computer and internet skills. You will need to be able know how to download and save a document to your computer’s hard drive, open it and print out a copy.

You can contact Christen with any questions pertaining to the class/class information throughout the length of the class.

Class fees will not be refunded.

Happy Stitching,

~Christen

Celtic Flowers Pillow- traditional embroidery stitches

Celtic Flowers Pillow

Celtic Flowers Pillow

I have two book shelves on either side of my sewing table, and I placed an old pantry door on top to create a shelf. I placed many of my dolls in groups on top of this shelf, and the smaller pillows such as this one reside there

The fabric is a silk shantung, embroidered with pearl cotton thread. The stitches I used are:

  • woven rose
  • whipped spider web rose
  • cast-on buttonhole stitch pansy
  • lazy daisy
  • straight stitch
  • detached chain stitch leaf
  • chain stitch
  • Chinese knot

After the pillow was sewn and stuffed, I added a rayon cord to the edges to finish off the piece.

5-1/2″ wide x 6 ” tall

Happy stitching, enjoy your creative adventures! Christen

Shabby’n Stitched- recycled cotton vest

Shabby 'n Stitched Vest

Shabby ‘n Stitched Vest

This was a wonderful project to work on, just me, 12 colors of pearl cotton, a needle, a thimble, a pair of scissors, and about 75 hours of stitching.

I wish that I had had the for site to photograph this vest when it came in the mail. I bought it on ebay and the listing said that it was a shabby chic vest.

So I imagined that it was a little rough around the edges. The pictures were not clear, so I took a chance. When I opened the package I thought to myself, “Must ask for better pictures next time!”, as it was more than just a little rough.

The red cotton of the vest had either ripped or had been torn by more than a few rough washings, most of the satin stitch embroidery had unraveled, and many of the mirrors were broken. I had my work cut out for me, to save my $4.99 investment.

I picked through my embroidery thread stash, and found some colors that I thought would liven up the vest. I started to embroider, and really just had a great time enhancing someone else’s creative stitching.

I stitched right through the lining, not worrying about burying the stitches or knots. I plan to add additional lining to the front pieces (to hide my stitches on the wrong side), and add seam binding around the collar and center edges (as the raw edges are showing).

With a little bit of imagination, you can recycle creatively, and have fun while you are doing it.

Enjoy, and see you at the thrift store! ~Christen