Friday, July 31, 2009

Creativity unleashed

For my birthday, DH always gets me books. Tonight I am sharing one of the them with you. This one is by Helan Pearce called Beaded Dimensional Embrodiery. This is her second book with the first one being Dimensional Embroidery. There are many projects with excellent photos and instructions. A couple of the projects are shown below.

This lacy design is created with the leaves, flowers, berries, acorn, and then settled around the butterfly. It is worked in a variety of threads but all in one colour tone. This and the one below involve a great deal of stumpwork.

This project is called Twisted Vine which has vines, tendrils, leaves and flowers worked and set on a pink silk satin. Each of the shapes are worked and then arranged on the background, and the tendrils are added after.

I have enjoyed cruising this book and have lots of ideas from the ideas presented. I give this one a five (out of five)!


Possibilities, Etc. said...

Oh good!! I'm looking forward to great entertainment now on your blog - something different that I'd never do for myself, but find fascinating.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

These are jaw-droppingly beautiful. But what a lot of work!

Still, these would be magnificent to own and probably fascinating to stitch.