Tuesday, 26 March 2013

3D Cross Stitch!

Yes, you heard me, 3D cross stitch! every now and then when I get a few free minutes, I google something to do with either cross stitch or hand embroidery. Occasionally it's hardanger, sometimes stump work, often just a theme such as fairy tale cross stitch. The other day, however, I came across this awesome 3D cross stitch walled garden by pure chance.


Kay Dennis is behind this beautiful garden embroidery design, it must have taken her absolutely ages to design and make it. The outside is as detailed as the inside, and she use a wide range of different materials including wool, embroidery cotton ribbon and seed beads, along with a huge variety of different stitches and techniques to create different textures to make all of the detail extremely  realistic.


 
 
 Don't just take my word for it though, head over to her beautiful website for more images and inspirations!
 
 
Her work has inspired me to try out some 3D cross stitch. In the past the closest I've gotten is some 3D Dice earrings and some half finished robot earrings/ keyrings. Most 3D cross stitch cards use perforated paper, which I have never used, however I think I could mange a simple 3D design using some plastic canvas, and with my Dad's birthday coming on Saturday, I may have just enough time to practise and make something...
 
which means I'd best go and get stitching!
 
 
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