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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Flowers in December ~

Happy Wednesday Friends & Folk ~

thought I'd share some of my little flowers with you all today...
these sweet little geraniums were created by me using a needle weaving technique that I have become smitten with...

I've always been a fan of different' embroidery techniques...
and love the 3 dimensional look...

can you see how the leaves stand up from the flour cloth I'm working on??
I love this effect...
it lends such a fresh look to my projects, even though it is an ancient technique...

do any of you do this type of needlework?
would you be interested in learning how to do this?

let me know your thoughts... :)


blessings from the farm,
Lori

29 comments:

Mugwump Woolies said...

I would love to learn this technique. I use to do a lot of crewel...is it anything like that? What makes the leaves stand on their own? Are you using cotton thread? It looks wonderful.

Thanks for sharing,
Robyn

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I am also interested in learning this technique, definitely. I've embroid-
ered and did a little bit of crewel and candlewicking years ago.
The technique is very different than
what I'm familiar with and it lends a really cool look to the fabric.
Merry Christmas,
Susan

Mouse Droppings Fine Folk Art said...

I would love to learn it as well...never seen this type before. Will have to look up some links...you have me intrigued. Love the flowers. Susan

Kelly said...

I have not done this technique but would love to learn. Your piece is adorable.

Robin said...

Lori, your needlework is awesome !! I started out doing crewel a long time ago when my kids were little..I did alot of pieces, some were really large and intriquite...Sadly, I don't even know what happened to them...I can only remember the French Knot now...lol...I'm sure I'd re-learn it quickly if I took the time ...You are making me want to sit down and try now ! Hugs,
Robin

Jennie Lynn @ Appleseed Prim said...

It's lovely. I love embroidery though this type I'm not familiar with. I am still waiting on patterns of your embroidery work . . .

Teresa S. said...

I think I have made similar leaves to yours. They are on Sheepish Designs Temptation. They are little coverings on Adam & Eve--look here http://atwillowtreepond.blogspot.com/2011/03/two-more-crazy-january-finishes.html

It was surprisingly easy!

Constance said...

Hi Lori,
My Grandmother did this type embroidery; she was a great needlewoman just as you are. I don't remember how she made the leaves stand up like that but your work is beautiful and it brings back such a precious memory. I have to try this. I believe she told me that this was a stitching she was taught by her aunt from the old country (Ireland) It is such a lovely work. Thank you for sharing, I'll be showing this post to my grand daughters. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Sallie

Jennifer Stumpf said...

Love them!! A woven spider flower would look smashing with these woven leaves, too.

Donna said...

Love your flowers. I just love 3 dimensional embroidery too

Mouse said...

oooo very pretty and yes I would love to have a go :) love mouse xxxx

frontporchprims said...

That is so pretty Lori. I have always loved looking at different types of embroidery. Maybe you could show us a few tricks here and there. I love the colors you have chosen too. -Steph-

Mary said...

Lori, I am always interested in learning different types of embroidery. I've never done crewel. The flowers are beautiful. Mary

cucki said...

i love them too..
hugs cucki xx

jennifer768 said...

Love your flowers! I would love to learn how to do three dimensional embroidery. Hugs,Jen

Jane said...

Sign me up for your class for these sweet flowers!!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Yes, yes, and yes! I have always loved embroidery. I think your stitching is lovely...I'd love to learn how to do it!

Lee said...

Would love to learn this technique. I want the flour cloth! Merry Christmas and blessings in 2012.

Raymond Homestead said...

Very pretty!

carolyn said...

I love needleweaving! I have been exploring some different embroidery techniques lately too. Beautiful work!

Crystal said...

I would love to learn this embroidery technique. The flowers are so pretty.

TammyJae said...

I would love to learn how to do this too!

Allison said...

Cute flowers! I love your Santa stichery in your header, so cute!

Sharon Shrader said...

Lori, I would love to learn how to do this!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Gorgeous Lori - I did some silk ribbon embroidery for a while (hmmmm...still have a shirt I'm working on somewhere....) - this reminds me of it, but I've never heard of needleweaving before. And, uh, duh....of course I would love a new addiction.... ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

The Cinnamon Stick said...

Just wanted to say the header picture of your store is amazing...I so want to visit!!!
Merry Christmas Lori to you and your family...Judy

Daughternature Primitive Folk Art said...

So beautiful and different. It looks lovely! - BJ

jan said...

yes I would like to learn how to make these flowers. Store looks great. Merry Christmas!

Jamie said...

This is so unique! I would love to learn this! I am learning to do needlework! Jamie V in MT
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