Friday, August 19, 2016

Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

Brazilian dimensional embroidery: These are cuffs for your wrist with dimensional stitches and/or bead enhancements. The instructions are ready now - a pdf file offered on my website,  Just look for Millefiori Design #954; as soon as payment is received, I'll fly (via email) the instructions to you. There are 21 pages and lots of photos and diagrams.  Here's a picture:
Here are some close-up photos of the designs. Colors I used are listed for both versions. The first is named "Sophisticates".

The center design shown is "Celebrations" and has been designed as a holiday cuff with beads added for sparkle. I'd like to thank my friend and fellow B.E. designer, Marsha Johnson/Harvey, for giving permission to use her large central flower for this design:
The third design included in the package is named "Essentials" and here I framed it into a small frame for a narrow wall.
To finish these small designs in odd-sized frames, I mounted the embroidery on 1/4" foam core board, edged the piece with 1/4" trim (attached with size 11/o seed beads pinned into the sides) and glued it to matte board. Here's a detail photo:
The instructions include traceable patterns for each, so the stitcher could also transfer the project to ultra suede, denim or other fabric, any wearable item, or even edge a collar or lapel, or decorate a crazy quilt or tote bag.
The pdf will be sent via email as soon as your PayPal payment comes through, and I'm only an email away if you have questions.