February 19, 2009

I just stitched to say "Hello"

I found Melissa on etsy who made some unique "Hello" embroidery. She uses watercolor to enhance the muslin that she embroiders on. I would suggest an acrylic wash would be more permanent and especially if you ironed it after it dried.


I love her "Hello Critter" as she calls him. The little seed stitches give it a nice dimension and texture. Melissa also does some wonderful watercolors and plush creatures of her own design.

These little stitcheries inspired me to think of a past post on Feeling Stitchy about leaving little embroideries in public places for others to discover. I couldn't find the post, so if you do, will you leave a link in comments?

I googled "how to say hello in different languages" and came up with quite a few reference places, including this one. It would be fun to embroider "hello" in different languages and leave them places....

Here are some " hello's" in other languages: Buon giorno; Konnichiwa; Bonjour; Guten Tag; hej; salut; hallo; aloha; shalom; Yow Wah Gwaan; hei; oi; hoezit; hola; tja; jambo...........



Wouldn't that make your day should you discover one of these little hooped stitcheries in some unexpected place?

18 comments:

  1. These works are great, and the watercolouring enhances the pieces really well. Loving the monster! :)

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  2. She really adds great texture. Just enough, not too much. Fantastic work. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Wow these are really inspiring! I love her stitch choices for texture and the animals are really cute!

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  4. Those are beautiful. I especially love the girl and the snake -- the stitching on the snakes gives a great "scale-y" texture.

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  5. i love her work, i've been lusting over it for a while now!

    it's so lovely to see it here!

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  6. Wow! They are fabulous and painting a was of colour really enhances them.

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  7. These ar beautiful although the content of some are a little spooky!

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  8. The more I see that Hello critter, the more I am convinced I must make it mine.

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  9. If you like this you should totally check out some of her other stuff, Melissa has amazing ideas and makes them come to life in the most unexpected ways! I have one at home and love it!

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  10. ooh i love these! i never thought of adding watercolour to embroidery, it works so well. The texture is just sweet-as-a-nut.

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  11. I just love the first one. What a wonderful idea.

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  12. These are wonderful. I've recently begun watercoloring my fabric so thanks for the tip on acrylic washing too.

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  13. these are wonderful. I love them all!

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  14. These are just beautiful - I *LOVE* the painted muslin. So creative!!!

    Kristin
    http://reclaimingthehome.typepad.com

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  15. wow those are amazing, thanks for finding them.

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