Friday, 19 October 2012

Completed 'Rolled Roses' Brazilian Embroidery

I'm delighted to announce the completion - and successful framing - of my long-in-progress Brazilian embroidery piece!  HURRAH!

Here are the last two WIP shots from last week.  The first one was what I got done during the rest of the Wednesday that you last saw pictures on and the second is, I think, from the next day's work.

After that, I just pressed on to completion and didn't take any more photos until the whole piece was done!  This afternoon, I stretched it in an 8" embroidery hoop after spraying with a clean water spray to wet the fabric.  It dried beautifully taut and ready for framing.

Last, but not least, I put it into one of those Anchor Flexi Hoop Frames (which I'll be detailing the process of soon, alongside some regular framing as Sir and I are doing a few of my pieces on Sunday afternoons together) and here is the completed item ready to be given as a gift to a lovely Japanese lady who put us up in her Oxford home last winter.  I promised to do an embroidery for her and I think she'll like this!

Do you?

So, that's my first Brazilian piece done.  How do I feel about it?  Well, I'm quite pleased with the finished results, but it was rather tricky to work some of it.  I'm not sure if I really enjoyed it in the final analysis and I can't really see myself ever working the larger kit I own - although I am interested in doing some small sections of it.  Jury's out on this one, I think!

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2012


Isabelle said...

it is absolutely gorgeous !!

Dalmazia Lodi Rizzini said...

so beautiful!!!!!!!!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

This is a gorgeous framed piece Elizabeth. You do amazing work.

Paulina said...

It's just perfect and looks amazing. You should do more of it :).

Wendy said...

it's just stunning

latha said...

Wonderful...Amazing..You did a great job.Stitches, colours are perfect...any body would love to have one like this. just love all your work !!!!!and love to see more of this kind !!!!!

Rachel said...

The bullians are probably the challenge here - I think you've done really well, but I can imagine that if you found them a struggle that might taint your experience of the style.

Marjolein said...

I think you did a wonderful job!

Bunny said...

Lovely, beautiful work.

Claudia said...

What a wonderful embroidery!

JudyC said...

這種刺繡技術相當不簡單,尤其是線非常的難控制,需要很好的技巧.妳好棒!完成的作品真美.恭喜妳! :-))) judy

astitch said...

To me it looks brilliant

margaret said...

a beautiful posy Elizabeth, the lsdy will be thrilled to receive it

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Ombretta Panese Brettagna said...

Beautiful... beautiful work. The Japanese lady is very lucky person.

Kathy said...

Hi Elizabeth,
This is stunning! I love how you've framed it and I'm sure she'll love it!
Your sampler is also beautiful. The combination of stitches makes it really lovely.
Liebe Grusse,