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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

3-Dimensional Embroidery Practice

These are some stitches I've been practicing from Pat Trott's Three-Dimensional Embroidery Stitches book.

The lupins are formed by one row of raised chain band. The flowers that look like the insides of Dorset buttons are whipped spider's web. The purple rose is a woven rose and the pink and white rose is a Banksia Rose which is made up of loops of varying lengths. The yellow daffodil like flower's leaves and petals are woven picots which actually stand proud of the fabric and the trumpet part is raised cup stitch.

The multi-coloured flower at the bottom is formed by bullion knots and the leaves are raised leaves. Raised leaves is a really neat method of making leaves by stitching over a strip of card and then removing the card. All of the stems are stem stitch except for the multi coloured bullion knots flower which has a Palestrina knot stitch stem.

I'm still working on this and will keep it just as a sampler page of my stitch practice of the various stitches in this book. I can see loads of different uses for these stitches in the future to create 3-D effects.


  • At 9:39 pm, Anonymous shirley said…

    Hi, These are great. You can use these techniques to achieve the effects you need for your mermaid embroidery. You do such neat work. Shirley

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  • At 8:10 pm, Blogger KnitNana said…

    Just beautiful!

  • At 1:24 am, Blogger Lisa Alff said…

    Wow you are really diversified, you can do so many things.... I am so impressed with all you do...simply gorgeous....hugs Lisa


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