Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Embroidery Hoop Pictures

In my last post I mentioned that during the week when I'm not actually teaching I'm concentrating on doing other art type business related activities and in particular writing tutorials for my Etsy shop. Lately I have been working on the instructions for four seasonal embroidery hoops. I've been drawing out patterns, stitching and photographing each stage as I go. Then it's a case of putting it all together and writing step by step instructions. I do actually enjoy the process but it is rather painstakingly laborious... and I find myself getting impatient to get them finished!


This little fox was finished a couple of weeks ago but I wanted to have all four ready before putting him in the shop. But now after several weeks I have finally finished all four of my seasonal embroidery hoops. Four little applique pictures that look equally at home sitting on a shelf as they do hanging on the wall.


I've listed them as individual tutorials that come as downloadable PDFs complete with full size patterns but they are also available as a set of all four at 25% discount on the individual pattern prices.


And if stitching your own pictures isn't your thing I will also be selling the original artworks.So far only Mr Fox is listed but the others will follow in due course.


Do you have a favourite? I thought mine was the spring bunnies but I'm rather taken with Mr. Fox lately...  maybe it's due to the change in seasons. Of course, Winter would make a lovely Christmas decoration too!


You can find them all here in my Etsy shop!

Tomorrow it will be a different sort of work as I will be at the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace sitting on the Missenden School of Creative Arts stand. Come and say hello if you are passing!

23 comments:

  1. The beach huts for me Gina-that would be my dream.

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    1. I'd love a real beach hut too!

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    2. Walked past beach huts today.

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  2. Mr Fox certainly has great charisma but each one has it's own appeal. Good luck with them all and I must congratulate you on their presentation here.

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  3. I of course love the bunnies but I have to agree Mr Fox is very handsome!
    I have to admire your pattern writing, its not easy, I have tried to write a pattern for my bunnies and the ears alone are like War & Peace, its hard explaining what you mean to others.

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    1. I think writing knitting or crochet patterns is especially difficult!

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  4. Adorable! I especially love the snowman!

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  5. These are lovely Gina and so much work gone into them. I hope they do well for you in your etsy shop. Have a great time at Alexandra Palace.

    Mitzi

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    1. Thank you Mitzi! Exhausting day today 😁

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  6. Love those pictures! So much detail. I'd be hard pushed to choose a favourite.

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  7. All very lovely! I’m sure they won’t hang around long.

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    1. Very slow to start, which is a little disappointing but may pick up yet!

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  8. They are gorgeous Gina! I absolutely love them - the Fox especially ☺️❤️ Megan

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  9. They are all lovely - but I'm quite partial to the bunnies!

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  10. These are very pretty Gina - love the beach huts. x

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