Embroidered Penguins

This piece is inspired by Nana, one of the most wonderful people I know. She loves penguins. She loves the way they nest, eat, and make community. Penguins are captivating. I think it is safe to say the penguin is cute. I started to sketch a few ideas  for a piece.

IMG_9337

Then I refined and simplified the idea.

IMG_9339

After a recent blue thread disaster with another project, I keep much better records. DMC is currently my thread company of choice.

IMG_9341

During the sketching period we made a visit to the glass studio demo at the Chrysler Museum. At the studio there is a wall for visitors to leave a sketch and it may be grabbed by a glassblower and made during one of their daily demonstrations. I drew a penguin, and here are the amazing results.

IMG_9325

A view inside of the glass penguin.

IMG_9332

And here is another inside of a project. Although many embroidery  backs are covered I often find myself falling in love with them. What I enjoy is the relaxed version of the image, sort of like a watercolor.

IMG_9106

A metal D ring for a hook.

IMG_9320

The front of the piece. It is filled with a thin layer of wool batting.

IMG_9319

Seed stitch and St. George Cross stitch.

IMG_9314

Stem stitch gold rings.

IMG_9317

Coral stitch for a pebbly beach.

IMG_9316

These penguins have French knot eyes and Satin stitch bodies.

IMG_9313

 

IMG_9286

Thank you for stopping by and for all the support.

Brambleton Threads recently became an LLC, and my husband is helping with the business. We hope to have a some more information coming up soon on projects focusing in embroidery and quilting with custom designs.

Check us out:

Twitter @BrambltnThreads

Instagram @morgan_lipkin

 

 

Advertisements

8 thoughts on “Embroidered Penguins

  1. What a sweet gift for Nana! I enjoyed your watercolor analogy, the back of embroidery is so like swimmy colors 🙂
    I’m looking forward to seeing where your stitchery takes you 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s