Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Fandango Sky

It's been a while since I posted any embroidery photos on my blog.  I've been so busy with la passacaglia that I've hardly had time for embroidery lately.

However, I did finish my canvas work Fandango Sky recently, and I even got it framed too. This piece includes a wide variety of canvas work stitches.


Fandango Sky




Fandango Sky is a pattern from the Impressionist Collection by Laura J Perin.  I love her designs, and could easily choose another 5 I'd like to do. This design called for some threads that I hadn't used before.  I now love Fyre Werks Soft Sheen, which is the bright orange used in long lengths.


Here are some other designs by Laura J Perin that I've stitched in the past.  I take all of my embroidery to the same framer at Porirua, and they are helping me to keep the frames similar.


Starry Nights

Jewel Box


Laura has designed some Christmas patterns too.  This was one large pattern, but I broke it up and made Christmas decorations instead.





My mum has stitched this wreath by Laura J Perin and I'd love to do it myself one day too.  The bow is made from beautiful velvet threads.


16 comments:

Katrina said...

They are all absolutely gorgeous Wendy! Very inspiring!

Dasha said...

You (and your Mum) do some wonderful embroidery. Love your December header banner :)

Lorraine said...

All are beautiful Wendy but really like Fandango Sky! L.

margaret said...

what a gorgeous collection of stitchery you have created these really are beautiful could not pick a favourite as they are all my favourite

HeathersSewingRoom said...

All your stitching looks fabulous and now you have another awesome piece to add to your collection. I really like the colour selection in your piece. The new header looks so festive with your village.

Elaine said...

Beautiful! Canvas work is something I would like to try

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

You and your mother are amazing. Stunning pieces!

Linda said...

Wow! Some beautiful work here, Wendy, from you and your Mum. That velvet bow looks real! I'm not an embroidery expect ( can do blanket stitc, lazy daisies and satin stitc etc but not PROPER embroidery like these). The frames are fabulous, they reflect the work and draw your eye to it even more.

magistra said...

Wow, gorgeous, beautiful, stunning, and inspiring. I am so glad you share your work, or more accurately art,with us. I am always just in awe and resolve to do my best work after seeing yours.

Sandi said...

You and your moms stitcher you pieces are amazing. Thanks for sharing them with us. I wasn't aware of velvet thread! It looks very lush and expensive.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Hello from Canada!

My goodness Wendy, I could just keep posting you on my Clever Embroidery Series!! Gorgeous work and those ornaments are dreamy!!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I like your mum's wreath, and I am intrigued by the idea of velvet threads. I can see why you have that project on your to-do list.

Wendy said...

It's beautiful! Such gorgeous colours. I had no idea you could get velvet thread!

Wendy said...

It's beautiful! Such gorgeous colours. I had no idea you could get velvet thread!

Kati said...

Beautiful, really! I just started embroidering and am so passionate about it but I was wondering if there is an easy way to frame the finished pieces? Do you have a hint where I could learn how to frame embroidery?

Linda said...

Such beautiful needlework! I can't say whether my favorite is Fandango Sky, or your mom's wreath! I am jealous of your talent....lol.

I really enjoy following your blog. Keep up the good work.

xo Linda