Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Skeleton Dance Embroidery






I've been researching hand hooked rugs and embroidered rugs, and I am having a little experiment with some canvas and embroidery floss. I am using a very dense, all over Turkish Knot stitch, which makes little loops all over. I want it to look like a little rug, kind of tufted. I am putting the stitches in sort of every which way because I think it looks fuller, and it's easier than trying to make the stitches all go one way.

7 comments:

Maureen K. said...

Wow!! It looks like you are crocheting on the fabric!

5thsister said...

Ooooh...I like that skeleton! Boogie on, Bones, boogie on! (Is there nothing you can't do?)

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

You're off to a good start. I look forward to seeing the finished product. I started a toothbrush rug a few years back, but like so many things it's never been completed. It's working it's way to the top of my latest "to do" list.

Sue said...

That really gives the piece an interesting look!
=)

Kass said...

I like the impressionistic, irregular fullness of this flossy art.

GardenofDaisies said...

This is going to be really cute! You are one of the most creative people I know!

Viki said...

That looks very cool. Geez, when do you get your housework done with all the painting, knitting and now this LOL.