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.

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Then I refined and simplified the idea.

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

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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.

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A view inside of the glass penguin.

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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.

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A metal D ring for a hook.

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

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Seed stitch and St. George Cross stitch.

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Stem stitch gold rings.

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Coral stitch for a pebbly beach.

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These penguins have French knot eyes and Satin stitch bodies.

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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.

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New Year and New Doodles

Before moving across the country again I picked up these Caran D’Ache crayons. img_8879

P.M.L.

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Half eggs

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Marimekko fabrics are something I’ve admired since first reading about the company in an issue of McSweeney’s. I was thrilled with this planner my aunt gifted to me (she has a matching one!).

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Week One

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Week Two

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Week Three

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Week Four

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Week Five

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Week Six

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Since all paint brushes are still packed in storage, I’ve been blending with a wet Q-tip.

What have you been drawing? Thanks for stopping by.