Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mermaid Embroidery





I've been working on this embroidery for a little while. I had this nice shimmery remnant of greenish fabric and I thought a mermaid would be the perfect thing for it. The design is sort of a mash up between a mid-nineteenth century illustration and an art nouveau-ish sort of thing. I think it will really pop if I make a halo of red coral lace and other sea-things around her.

4 comments:

5thsister said...

Your artistic talents are, without, question, top notch! I am also thoroughly impressed by the uniformity of your stitches! You must have really good eyesight and a steady hand. I don't know how you do it! I look forward to seeing this work progress.

Chris Tea said...

Oh wow. Look at all those intricate stitches! I really want to learn embroidery more. I have two friends who are really into mermaids, so let us know when its finished, they might be interested in it, if its something you plan to sell.

moneythoughts said...

Nice. I like mermaids too. I am getting into embroidery, but in the machine kind for ball caps for my Ski Cincinnati logo. Embroidery is a whole new ball game for me.

Julie Schuler said...

5th sister- I am excruciatingly nearsighted, but it doesn't seem to get in the way.

Chris Tea- I do plan on putting it on etsy when I'm done, but I'm a very slow embroideress, and I've already started three different projects since beginning this. So it's anyone's guess as to when it will be finished!

Money- I am terrible with machines. I cleaned my sewing machine and now it doesn't work. The bobbin won't stay in the bobbin holder. It takes a whole different kind of learning and thinking to operate machines. Good luck with your logo embroidery!