Saturday, February 25, 2012

MY VERY FIRST ENCRUSTED EMBROIDERY PEBBLE

Hello Everyone,

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. 

Hugs Judy

25 comments:

shirley said...

Judy this is just wonderful. The stitches and the colours are amazing, I love it. What a nice piece to do to remind you of a lovely day out walking with your sweetie. He spoils you to bits doesn't he? ...lucky you.

shirley said...

Judy i thought I had made a comment but it got lost in cyber space.
Your pebble is wonderful I love the array of styitches and colours you have used. What a nice thing to make to remind you of a lovely day out walking with your sweetie. He really spoils you doesn't he..a real gem.

Jensters said...

What do we think....well Judy i think its just amazing especially as i love anything to do with the sea....those stitches all look so special.

Suztats said...

Wonderful variety of stitches, Judy. It looks wonderful! I love it! The lacy edging does look like foam!

Miss 376 said...

It has been really interesting to see each of the pebbles as they've been completed. All have started with the same instructions, but everyone is so different

Claudia said...

Judy, your embroidery is wonderful! At the first glimpse it looks like lace. I love your pebble!

Arlene White said...

Judy you have done some lovely encrusted work here, well done you.

Arlene
http://arlenes-crafts.blogspot.com.au/

Ati. said...

Judy I love your pebble!! So much too see and all the different stitches.
Great work!

Radka said...

Beautiful, Judy! So much work...Well done :)

MosaicMagpie said...

I think you captured the tiny waves breaking and the seafoam rushing to the shore beautifully! I am glad you had some free time to stitch...it is so good for the soul. I really like all the different stitches you used. I asked over at SF and will ask here too, what is that interesting stitch next to the 2 toned web stitch. The stitch that is surrounded by the bullion stitches, which I might add are beautiful!!!
Deb

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Everyone, Thanks so very much for all your very very lovely comments on my Pebble stitching. Deb, the stitch you are talking about is called the "Drizzle Stitch" It is my my favorite stitch. Hugs Judy

Heather said...

Hmmmm... very interesting Judy... not something I would have thought of... makes a lovely paper weight that you can enjoy looking at your wonderful stitches... your colour choice is so very classy and soft. Hugs.

Frances Leate said...

What a wonderful pebble you have created and such fabulous stitching with beautiful threads. Take care.

Linda said...

Well, Judy, what do I think. In a word, MAGNIFICENT. I am besotted with your 'pebble', after seeing it a little earlier on SF. The colours are beautiful, the stitching is out of this world. I can see you've put a lot of thought into the project. I love the stone you picked up, and feel that you have taken inspiration from it. I have to offer you my most sincere congratulations. Happy stitching for the week.

Cathy K said...

A gorgeous piece of work, Judy! You captured the look you were going for perfectly. I am so impressed (and jealous!). way to go, my friend!! Hugs, Cat

Bev C said...

Hello Judy,

Oh I just love your covered stone.This reminds me so much of a under water scene that was embroidered by a group of ladies in Busselton. I will have to try and find the photo and send it to you.
Good luck with your home reno's.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Dianne said...

Judy, I just love your beautiful pebble. So many stitches and you really must have quite a stash of threads. The part where you have the water breaking over the pebble is brilliant! Colours are so pretty too. Well done. P.S. The rock was very pretty but know is even more beautiful.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

Claudia said...

Thank you, Judy, for your lovely comment on my blog! But this is not my birthday, I had to make a block for a friend. My birthday is in November, but congratulations to you, little bit late but nevertheless it comes from my heart!

Magnolia Tea said...

Hi Judy! Glory be! The pebble is beyond gorgeous! Encrusted is a good description as it is completely covered with stitches.
Have a great weeke!

Maureen said...

Love your pebble Judy, a masterpiece of stitching!!!
Your kitchen is going to be good when it's finished so sit back and stitch!!

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Judy! We can find inspiration anywhere if we just keep our eyes open. I love the real pebble you found too with it's beautiful creamy colors and swirls.

umintsuru said...

This is so so pretty. I did receive your e-mail and I have been late replying. It has been a hectic couple of weeks.

jenclair said...

It is gorgeous! Can't imagine how many stitches are this pebble, Judy.

A memory stone, to boot! A walk remembered.

Barbara said...

What do I think? That's easy, it's STUNNING!

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