I have been doing some very fun stitching lately. My Sweetie will not let me help much in the kitchen redo so I have been happy stitching away and loving it.
The photo below is the inspiration for My First Encrusted Embroidery Pebble.
My sweetie and I was walking along the Lake Michigan Shoreline last Summer and out of all the stone we found this one was my favorite. It is called a Petoskey Stone. I think it is so very pretty. Not a good photo but it is all shades of beige and creams and white.
Below is an up close photo of the top part of My Encrusted Pebble. It is 5 inches wide and 6 inches tall. I used 100% wool cream fabric as the background for the pebble.
The stitch I used at the tip is called Buttonhole with and Detached Buttonhole stitch combined together. I used EdMar Brazilian thread called Boucle. I wanted it to look like the white caps where breaking over the pebble laying on the sandy beach. Do you think I captured the look I wanted with this stitch?
Below is the bottom of the pebble. I also used the same technique twice more on the bottom of the pebble. I used many shapes of beads.
I also used hand dyed wool roving twisted tightly and swirled around on the stone and then I couched over it with the bullion stitch in a hand dyed silk thread.
I forgot to take a photo of the elements I used on this pebble but I used very similar one I used on the Heart which I have not started to stitch yet.
I used many different kinds of threads. I really like using 100% wool threads. I also used The Thread Gatherer Hand Dyed Silks, EdMar Brazilian Threads, Finca # 8, DMC Perle Cotton, Valdani Pearl, and several Silk and Ivory threads of silk and wool.
Below is My First Encrusted Embroidery Pebble finished.... What do you all think?
I used many many different kinds of stitches. I used the Drizzle Stitch in many different places. It is one of my favorite stitches.
I also used Whipped Buttonhole Stitch, Needle Weaving Open Base Picot, Raised Cup Stitch, Blanket Stitched Pinwheel, Back Stitch Spider Web, Bullion, and lots and lots of French Knots.
I had so much fun creating this pebble. I hope I have inspired a few of my blogging friends to give this Encrusted Pebble a try.
Many of us on "Stitchin Fingers" are also participating in the "Pebble Adventure" but you need to be a Stitchin Fingers Member to give this project a go.
Now I am thinking of doing an encrusted Easter Egg. Hmmmmm, So many ideas and not enough time. LOL
Take care and thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.