WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 12

Hola all!

I whipped out TAST’s chevron stitch as you can see here. Problem is…. how does one make this into a motif?? I’ll be twirling that around in my head for a while yet…

When researching this stitch, I came upon the Half Chevron Stitch and I have loads of ideas by way of motifs for that. I reached out to Sharon, though, to find out if that will be a TAST stitch later this year. It will, so that doesn’t help with this week’s personal challenge. Oi!

Mabel the Raccoon

An embroidery whirlwind blew through town this weekend and I finished up my raccoon embroidery. I had so much fun figuring out what stitch to use and how to solve problems along the way! I didn’t even mind – at all! – re-doing some sections. And bonus, I learned some tips to avoid problems the next time. I haven’t decided how to finish this project. I’ve got some ideas swirling around but for now she will live in a hoop.

So here she is, Mabel the Raccoon:

Mabel lives in a little forest town with some other critters. I hope to introduce them to you some day! Until then, I draw your attention to the different textures, like her head versus the inner part of her ear:

Here is a slightly different angle of Mabel’s face where you can better see that her eyes and nose also stand out.

Her whiskers look lovely, no?

Mabel’s hand sits in her little pocket and her tail is held proudly behind her. The dress is sweet with its collar, buttons, and trim.

I am super proud of this little acorn lantern! I absolutely adore the effect of the textures.

A few mistakes still remain on this piece, and the legs/sandals are one of them. I was just super stoked to try out my sandal idea before I stitched her legs. Oopsie.

I am considering turning Mabel into a pattern for others to try. Any thoughts on that? Seriously – I’d like to know! :)

WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 11

I made some progress on my ribbon embroidery this week!

As you might recall, TAST is on hiatus this week for people to catch up. Sharon announced a small project, to combine a few stitches we’ve learned in a new project. I did not do this per se, but I did decide to jump in with my own design. Say that again? Yes, I sketched this little raccoon a while back from my own imagination (and a few photos of real raccoons), edited it in photoshop, and set to work deciding how to proceed. I can’t wait to share the details with you more when she is all done!