Tag: mandala


free pattern: the absence of a snowflake

This is pattern is more like a guideline. Chaotic stitching is never really stuff for patterns because it's well - chaotic. Nevertheless this time the chaotic stitching takes place around a defined shape.

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grey felt - depending on your size of embroidery. If you chose to make it 11cm/4.33inch the felt should be about 25x25cm/10x10inch embroidery floss - white DMC B5200, yellow DMC 745, blue DMC 807 1. First print the snowflake pattern to the size you want. Mine is 11cm/4.33inch. There should be at least 2cm/0.8inch to every side for the outside stitching. Cut out the snowflake.   revsnowmuster revsnow1a 2. Then pin the papercut onto your felt. Watch out to center it perfectly. revsnow2 3. Begin to stitch around the papercut pattern with white embroidery floss (1stranded). It's important to stitch into the......

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The absence of a snowflake

I know I'm snowflake-bombing you this week. There is no sight of snow outside of my windows yet. Here is my new project in the mandala-snowflake category: revsnow Like the Horizont-embroidery I made last year, this is a chaotic stitching negative-space project. I like how the absence of something in a world filled with everything can make things even more visible and defined. revsnow2 I'm using 1 strand of embroidery floss and my favorite charcoal felt. Not sure yet if I want to add colors or leave it monochrome....

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the dreamcastertree and embroidery

kristall1a A new piece of embroidery is in progress right now. I drew the pattern while my children were sitting next to me and silently made their own pieces of arts, listening to the "Traumzauberbaum" a german musical by Reinhard Lakomy which I heard as a child myself so very often. It's such a beautiful story about the dreamcastertree (if I translate this directly hehe) and his 2 minions. The trees leaves are dreams (represented by a song) and the color of the leaf indicates what kind of dream it is. kristall1b When the big dreamcastertree goes to sleep to grow more dreams his two minions ( a kind of gnomes I guess) activate dreams with the tuning fork. In the manner of the sorcerer's apprentice they manage to upset the ghost of winds and rain in......

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mandalasetb Mandala embroidery pattern SET available at Etsy, Dawanda and Craftsy I combined my 4 Mandala patterns to one set. Every pattern has a different approach: The flower mandala has some knots and different outline stitches, the gem mandala is a satin stitch and chain stitch practice, the star shaped mandala is chain stitch galore and introduces the star rhodes stitch as a centerpiece and the snowflake mandala is a cute little piece to try shadow quilting. If you want to give Mandalas a try, here is my free hearts mandala embroidery pattern: valentinesstitched click on the picture to go to the pattern  ...

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