I trust them to pick out the mats, frames, and handle my embroideries with care. This embroidery was completed a few years ago and I still love their choices of color for the framing that bring out the best in my artwork.
Embroidered Landscape #3 features three sister trees growing up together in the warmth of the sun and swaying in the fresh air.
It’s hand embroidery that brings this little quilt to life! Stitches outline shapes making them pop off the surface. Threads build pattern and texture and even create shapes like the sidewalk above made with blanket stitches and French knots.
And what do you need to make those stitches? Thread, of course, but you also need high quality embroidery needles. I recommend needles in sizes 1, 3, and 5 for pearl cotton threads. And the lucky winner of this packet of hand embroidery needles is Sue S. Congratulations!
You’ll find a lot of hand embroidery information in my new online class, Fused Art Quilts: Tiny Homes. In this class, you’ll learn how to create improvisational fused art quilts and how to embellish them as well. I show you how to make various embroidery stitches and discuss thread weights and needle sizes too.
Why talk about needle sizes? It’s important to match your thread with the correct size of hand embroidery needle. Needles that are too small for the thread are difficult to thread and difficult to pull through the fabric. If a needle is too large for the thread, the smaller thread will not be able to fill in the giant hole the needle makes. Here’s a simple chart to help you match your hand embroidery needle to the correct size of pearl cotton thread.
So match your needle with your thread and happily stitch away. Here’s a simple chart to help you match your hand embroidery needle to the correct size of pearl cotton thread.