Embroidery Inspiration / by Melody

Lately I've been really into embroidery. Whenever I have a free moment (which seems to be hardly ever, sadly) I pull out my hoops and try to do a little stitching on some sort of fabric. I wanted to share a few photos of the embroidery I've done, and what I'm working on now, to give you a bit of embroidery inspiration! embroidery inspiration

First this tiny piece of embroidery I had done on the pieces of an old white cotton shirt. I just decided to frame it in a hoop last week, and had to snap a photo. I love the textures of the yellow and pink flowers - those layered stitches add so much to the piece.

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Then I decided to work on stitching within the confines of a patterned fabric. I love how the French knots in this piece are turning out! Now the question is, do I fill in all the flowers or leave just the one for a touch of embroidery?

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This embroidered tribal cuff was stitched from a chart I graphed out myself in Excel! With colors and everything! You can get the chart here: Embroidered Tribal Cuff.

 

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And can't forget this beauty! It was purely accidental that it turned out so beautifully - I had never embroidered on lace before, and this piece came out so gorgeous! I haven't been able to recreate the technique since - nothing looks quite like this first one.

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Last but not least, embroidering on canvas was one of the most interesting techniques I've ever tried. So cool! Check out the tutorial here: Embroidered Canvas Wall Art.

I hope this was enough embroidery inspiration for you! Here are a few more ways to get inspired: