Monday, July 16, 2012

embroidery - the scarab beetle


First try, mini-beetle, it's only about 1-inch square. It's just long and short stitch - mostly practice.

scarab beetle


This is my first 'big' embroidery project. It's not big, but it is for me. :) It's about 2¼" x 1½". The fabric is from Jackson Fabric Arts and the pattern is from The Floss Box.

I padded the body with felt. Most of the stitching is done in satin stitch, then long and short stitch with some metallic thread to give it more dimension.

legs

padded

scarab beetle head and shoulders

scarab beetle head and shoulders

scarab beetle

moving along

scarab, finished with metallic thread

scarab, finished with metallic thread

1 comment:

just a minute