20 July 2014

Embroidery Mode: Embroidered Mandalas

This past days I've been in embroidery mode.
As always mandalas are present in my art even in embroidery.

 I started by doing the mandalas on the first two photos to frame them in these gorgeous mini embroidery hoops made by Dandelyne.
 The one on the right is the first Gold Embroidery I make. They are real gold "threads", which were given to my by two very nice ladies a long time ago and I hadn't use.

Then I found the "circles" and Creative Stitching by Sue Spargo which inspired me to make these little felt squares with circles full of different fun stitches.
I used 100% wool felt from Cloud Craft Shop and calico which I painted in various colours, DMC stranded cotton, some variegated threads and glass seed beads.

Just in case you are wondering, I don't know yet what I will do with the little squares.