Wednesday, February 18, 2009









ALWAYS LEARNING....


I took a workshop in Stump -Work which is a 3 dimensional embroidery.These are the 2 pieces I finished. I just need to have them stretched and framed.. I loved the journey making these but it can be a bit hard on the eyes!

The leaves are done on a wire as are the petals.. The bee is fuzzy and raised and the berries are done on a large pony bead. Here is a fabulous link featuring Jane Nicholas' work . It shows a lot of the techniques. I have 2 of her books.....Fabulous!

18 comments:

sandy said...

Very pretty!

Sharon said...

Oh Maggie your work is beautiful. You amaze me every time I read you blog. I wish we lived closer. I could really learn a lot from you. Warmly, Sharon PS Glad your snow is melting!!!!

Cotton Picker said...

Maggie, these are incredibly beautiful. Is there anything you can't do?

Carla said...

Maggie, those are so pretty! Very time involved.

Maggie R said...

Thanks to all your sweet comments...I have a great thirst to learn new things every day, I just wish I could pursue each adventure further, or home in on one thing and expand to the fullest. Unfortunately My wings won't settle down..VBG!!
Next is traditional rug hooking and needle punch... Stay tuned!!
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Thelma said...

Beautiful work Maggie! I am patiently waiting on a book called Flower Fairies in Ribbon Embroidery and Stumpwork. I can't wait for it to get in. I have been wanting to learn stumpwork,,and I also believe this book has goldwork in it too. Can't wait to get to learning this beautiful technique.

Pat Winter said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I really need to get out my book and play. I love Stumpwork! You did a wonderful job on these.
Smiles,
Pat

Fran said...

Maggie, great creations. Love both of them, they are beautiful.

Peach Street ~ Jamie said...

Ahhh my 'life is short, wear sequins' friend! I still love that!

I got your comment regarding not being able to follow my blog. I pulled up my blog to check it out and lo and behold NO POSTS - all gone. Fortunately they hadn't completely disappeared into cyberspace! PHEWWWW

I don't know what the problem is. I've been trying to follow The Vintage Moth for a month now and the same thing happens to me. No 'Follow this Blog' to click. I am going to contact blogger and see what I can find out. Thanks for bringing it to my attention and thanks for followin'....er ...trying to!

I'll let you know what I find out!


Jamie

Lisa said...

That looks really cool!

Jackie said...

Maggie I have a couple of books on stump work, and your post has made me want to give it a try.

God bless.

Becky said...

Thanks for your comment over at my blog (was Scrappin' it Sane).
Gorgeous work, you are very talented!!

A Psych Mommy said...

Your work is beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog and for the warm SITS welcome!

Merry said...

These pieces are so pretty and so neatly done.

LoveMy2Dogs said...

Those are very pretty pieces.

I just stopped by to say "Thanks" for welcoming me to the SITS. I am looking forward to reading a lot of great stories from all of you.

elesa said...

Wow! Very fancy!

Prpldy said...

Those are gorgeous!

SPITsisters said...

Very pretty work!