December 10, 2007

My new favorite way of embroidering tendril-thin stems is to couch a full six-strand length of embroidery thread in place. I use one strand of a lighter shade for the couching stitches to add a little interest.

Here’s a twisty vine that I did this way.

This is about the extent of my skill as an embroiderer!

Until next time,


2 Responses to “Tendril-thin stems”

  1. Erin on July 20th, 2008 12:17 pm

    Do you have an ivy leaf appliqué pattern to share? I have been looking for one. I am just a mama who loves ivy and oak leaves too. I wanted to put some on a pair of pants of mine and i think yours are so cute! thanks!~Erin

  2. admin on July 20th, 2008 12:40 pm

    Hi Erin, thanks!

    Actually, I just stepped outside my front door and picked an ivy leaf. I looked at it and sketched until it looked kinda sorta right. Give it a whirl! Your pants will be “designer
    originals.” :)