Handy Words

As soon as I finished the face embroidery,  I immediately jumped into outlining the hand that I had planned to do next. 

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I did a few of the lines going through the hand then started on the main outline. 

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Right about this point,  where you see in the picture above,  the hand decided it did not want to be done the same as the face.  And it was pretty insistent.  So i finished the main outline plus a few more interior lines.   And started to work on the rings.

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After that,  it fell into place and only a couple days later,  the hand was finished. 

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Close up details:

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While this did not go the way I originally planned,  I’m very happy with how it turned out.   It was fun adding the “bling” to the design.  And i can always make another hand later that is filed with tons of small satin stitched sections.

Have I started anything else?  Of course!  I’ll even give you a sneak peek! Just of the drawing anyway,  which I ended up coloring in with my colored pencils:  

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This is from Long and Short Stitch Embroidery by Trish Burr. I’m trying my hand at needle painting.

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6 thoughts on “Handy Words

  1. Your hand turned out darling! I love the Iris. It will be gorgeous! I wish I had half of your talent drawing and shading. (Speaking of colored pencils, I stumbled upon a blog this weekend that used watercolor pencils to color in part of a dragonfly – the rest was embroidered. I might have spent today using crayons and watercolor pencils on a few projects…)

  2. Another awesome piece! The Iris which I have been watching you work on is coming along beautifully! As always, your talent amazes me!

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