Friday, January 27, 2012

Embroidered Neck Design---Progress

This is my progress so far on the neck design.


Can you spot the difference between the two flowers?

I did long and short shading on both the flowers. However, in the first flower I did not split back into the previous rows of stitches. Instead, I started the stitches in the new rows from the endpoints of the stitches in the previous row. I guess this method is most commonly used in East Asian embroidery. The second flower was done by splitting up the previous row's stitches. These two methods of working the long and short stitch have created two different effects. 


17 comments:

Ranjana said...

Is it embroidery? I thought its painting...wow....hats off to your talent...
Eager to see the completed work...

G.AruljothiKarikalan said...

Really this make lots of different effects... as ranjana said this was like a painting... u have lots of patience

Flora said...

Thanks Ranjana and Aruljothi for your wonderful comments.

Elmsley Rose said...

I think the splitting the threads gives a better blending effect, myself.

sushma said...

its beautiful congrats

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Beautiful stitching! Your technique makes it look real! blessings,Kathleen

Flora said...

Yes Megan, that's true. I too like splitting the thread than the other method.

Flora said...

Thanks Sushma and Kathleen for your lovely comments.

Happygirl said...

Can't wait to see the finished garment. Flowers seem to stand out!

Flora said...

Thanks Happygirl. I hope to finish it soon. Let me see.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

2-17-12
Just dropped back by to say hello!

Flora said...

Hi Kathleen,

Thanks for stopping by.

RAM PATIL said...

very nice! tatami stitch effect & flowers embroidery.

Anonymous said...

In a lot of my embroidery books going into the same place as the stitch above is the method use for what they call long and short stitch. In other places it is called brick stitch and in my Readers Digest book it has both stitches one it calls brick stitch and the other, which splits the stitches is called long and short stitch. I think they have different effects and are good for different things.

srilu said...

nice embroidary

Flora said...

Thanks Ram Patil and Srilu for your comments.

Flora said...

Hi Anonymous reader, thanks for the information you have provided.