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.




5 comments:

  1. How lovely and so original! I've only crocheted Mandalas up to now but this gives food for thought. I used to do quite a lot of embroidery but turned back to my beloved crochet several years ago. I wonder it just might be time for a break before I forget how to embroidery all together . Having a go at these little delights might be a start .

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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    1. Thank you very much Amanda! I leaned embroidery some 15 years ago, I started my creative journey that way. I did a lot for five year, learned many traditional techniques, then I stopped for a long time and started again about a year ago in a more free unconventional way. I really love making these little mandalas :)
      Give it a go, it's really fun.

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    2. Thanks for your advice I may just do that! They are small enough for me to carry with me for boring moments! I have been following your facebook with delight!
      keep well
      Amanda :-)

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  2. Hi, I love your craft, is beauty, I love a colors, I follow your blog, hugs from Brazil.
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    1. Thank you very much Roberta!!! Will visit you blog in a second, thank you for the link :)

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