|Longhand Writing Stitchery, Linen Clutch with Embroidered Word by MamaBleuDesigns on Etsy|
This trend is obviously right up my alley so I’ve been working on some new designs for Spring. Even though I enjoy using my sewing machine to sketch out illustrations in thread, that technique just didn't look right on these colorful bags. Since I love to hand stitch embroidered designs I thought I'd bring out my embroidery floss for these monograms. My mom taught me this craft at a young age and I began adding embroidery to my wardrobe. I wish I still had the pair of jeans I worked on as a teenager. Using a 1970s Yardley Cosmetics magazine illustration as my inspiration, I meticulously embroidered the details of a waterfall down my pant leg. It’s crazy to think that I’ve been making stitched illustration of one kind or another almost my entire life!
I pulled out my box of colorful embroidery floss a couple of weeks ago, threaded a needle and my first stitch brought back all those wonderful memories!
|Hand stitchery with my grandmother's vintage embroidery needles|
|Hand Embroidered Monogram Cosmetic Bag|