Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Embroidery with Nails


This embroidery is for SharonB's Stitch Explorer 2009. This month's challenge was to incorporate something you don't usually use in your embroidery. So I chose to use small nails. First I stamped my blue cotton background with various leaf stamps in different shades of blue and turquoise. I used stamps with maidenhair fern and ginkgo leaves. Then I arranged the nails in this swirl pattern. I just love curves - my favorite CQ seam treatments are the ones that curve, twist and twine. I stitched over the nails using ribbon floss, then added the sequins and beads. This was really fun!

2 comments:

Aida Costa said...

That looks fabulous. What a neat idea! Those are some really beautiful threads you used.

FredaB said...

How clever and out of the box to use the nails. Would never have thought of that.

Hugs

FredaB