A couple of years ago when I begun with agulha não pica I decided only to use the five basic stitches that I teach in my kits, trying to show that we can create beautiful pieces of embroidery while keeping it simple. But I wanted something different... And one day I felt that I needed more color... So I tried to stamp my patterns on printed fabrics instead of only using plain fabrics. And I have never stopped...
Today I bring you some of these pieces of embroidery that I've been making... I always use Portuguese fabrics, I try to choose the most traditional ones and avoid too many confusing patterns. I can never forget that these are beginner's kits... Classic stripes, squares and polka dot fabrics are usually my first choices! In Portuguese we say: riscas, quadrados e bolas, in the exact same order.
|Paisley pattern embroidered on striped fabric.|
|Butterfly embroidered on floral Portuguese fabric.|
Sometimes it is possible to use the pattern of the fabric to add something different to your embroidery... Look at this hibiscus that features the embroidered circles from the polka dot pattern...
|Hibiscus pattern embroidered on polka dot Portuguese fabric.|
|Viana's Heart pattern embroidered on squares Portuguese fabric.|
|New embroidered pillow finished with ribbons.|
Have you ever embroidered on printed fabrics? Although I do not recommend it to those making their first stitches I have to say that I love it!!
It was not intentional... But it seems that red and blue became the colors of this post...