This little quiltie named Vera's Laundry Quilt by Gunnel I found on Flickr.
This one titled Grandmother's Sewing Box.
This one titled Januari 08.
This one titled Swimsuit Quiltie.
Gunnel, who lives in Sweden, included some techniques on her blog and Flickr photos, so be sure to check out her work. She also has an Etsy Store.
Gunnel's use of vintage things makes it especially attractive to me. She incorporates paper and fabric and buttons and embroidery----all of the things I love to use in my work, also. One more collage to spend some time looking at........
This summer on the needleworks board we had the Summer Sampler Challenge. There were so many AMAZING entries. I was totally blown away by everyone's talent. The votes are in and ZombieKilla's "Self Acceptance" won! It was such a wonderful message and some great stitching. Thanks to everyone who voted and participated in the challenge. You guys RAWK! Be on the lookout for the Fall Challenge coming in the next few weeks.
I don't know much about this artist from Germany, but I spotted her work when searching for special embroideries. This method appears to use already printed fabric and embellished with stitches that enhance that pattern.
Detached Chain Stitch
Her Flickr name is Veri's Kleiner Winkel. I love all the color splash and detail.
Algerian Eye Stitch
I was very inspired by this work and I hope you are, too!
I love the combination of crochet and embroidery, wool and color choice. I want to get out my thread everytime I look at such beautiful pieces! Debra has many other pictures in the Feeling Stitchy Flickr pool.
Debra says she has been inspired since she was a child by the sight of a woman with needle and thread creating something beautiful. It really shows, Debra! Thanks for sharing your work with us!
Don't you just hate spam mail? Me too. It's stupid and a waste of 1's and 0's... Well, I've decided to use some of the ridiculous spam email titles to embroider. For no particular reason at all. This one is a work in progress, it will eventually say: "undeliverable pleasure come to claim it". It almost doesn't make sense. Maybe that is the redeeming side to spam mail; its sheer, almost poetical, silliness.
Also, allow me to coin a new word: spambroidery. ;-)
I've been thinking a lot about Paris lately. I do love all things French, but have not been there in a long time. Hopefully we'll get to make a trip there soon - in the meantime, here are some lovely French inspired embroidery from Flickr!