Archive for the ‘Handmade Highlights’ Category

Handmade Highlights – Earth Mother

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Instagram user Erika (end80), shared this gorgeous shot of her nearly finished WIP Earth Mother. I love all the different textured stitches used to bring the piece to life. This piece makes me want to sit under a tree on a warm summer day and stitch all afternoon. What a great summer project!

Handmade Highlights – The Little Mermaid

UT handstitcher Lisa stitched this dark mermaid for her niece's birthday using an Urban Threads dark fairytales design.

UT handstitcher Lisa stitched this dark mermaid for her niece’s birthday. She had a unique twist on presenting, it which she explains, “Rather than hoop this embroidery up once complete, I decided to stretch the fabric over an artists canvas, I really like the clean, contemporary look.” Lisa also mentioned her niece told her that she loves her Little Mermaid and has hung it in her house. What a brilliant birthday present!

Handmade Highlights – Sailing In Progress

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I know we usually feature finished hand embroidery projects, but this ship in a bottle embroidery from instagram user Jen already looks stunning. Those delicate, careful stitches are just enchanting. She’s hoping to finish in time to give it her dad on Father’s Day. I can’t wait to see it all done!

Handmade Highlights – Koi Bag

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Mrs. Lacer stitched up this gorgeous hand embroidered Koi during her first experiment with Sulky Solvy to transfer images. What amazing detail, and how lovely to see it already turned into something darling and usable. So often these masterpieces get stitched and then never showcased. Great work Mrs. Lacer!

Handmade Highlights – Butterfly Hoop

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Aimee D hand stitched these incredible butterfly hoops. I love the colors she used, transforming the butterfly completely from the original design. I love when hand embroiderers take UT designs to new beautiful heights with their crafty talents. Check out the Miniature Menagerie pack for a few more summery insects and decorative designs, all great for hand stitching!

Handmade Highlights – Sew or Dye Shirt

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Tina changed “Sew or Die” to “Sew or Dye” in this colorful hand embroidery. She also created the shirt pattern, and has an obvious passion for sewing. Hand embroidering a garment gives it such a cool look. I know it takes a lot of extra time to hand stitch something that size, and I think it was totally worth the effort.

Grab your own Sew or Die design and show the world your passions.

Handmade Highlights – Origami Bunny

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Kim took the origami bunny design to a whole new dimension when she added all satin stitching to the basic outlines. The weight of her satin stitches add such a nice depth and interest to her piece. Well done Kim!

Try your own satin version of the Origami Bunny, or try the other cute animals included in this Origami border design.