ANIMAL PORTRAITS

ANIMALS: If you would like a portrait of your favourite animal, simply mail me or email me a picture of the animal and I can give you a quote for the cost of the embroidery. If you decide that you are not interested in an embroidery I will return your picture at no charge. My animal portraits are worked in hand embroidery using single strand of DMC floss in the needle at one time, typically a range of 12 - 16  different coloured threads are used in the whole embroidery. The portrait is worked in long and short stitches, thousands of stitches are worked in the same direction and colour as the fur of the animal that I am working. The stitches catch the light giving the animals fur a glossy look as in nature.

A portrait begins at $650 Canadian dollars for a 4 inch by 4 inch embroidery.

$950 Canadian dollars for a 5 inch by 5 inch embroidery.

$1260 Canadian dollars for a 6 inch by 6 inch embroidery.

$1568 Canadian dollars for a 7 inch by 7 inch embroidery.

To discuss a commission please Contact me there is no obligation or commitment on your part.

Please visit the Needle Painting kits webpage to see animals, birds and flower designs that you can work.

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Photograph of Hare

Embroidery of Hare

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HARE

My most adored animal is the British hair with its gangly legs and gorgeous eyes.

I embroidered the Hare for my father's birthday from a greeting card in the needle painting technique. The Hare was photographed  by Ernie Janes who has a website: Ernie Janes Photographic  Check out this great website for lots of lovely wildlife pictures.

Sorry no commissions or kits available for the Hare.

I offer other types of animal kits on my Needle Painting webpage.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 4 inches (10 1/2 cm)     Width: 4 inches (10 cm)

EMBROIDERY TIME

35 Hours

THREADS USED

12 Different coloured DMC floss

FABRIC USED

Off white silk fabric

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Embroidery of Hare

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HARE

This Hare I embroidered first in when I was an apprentice at the Royal School of Needlework and then as a commission for somebody who saw the Hare in an exhibition.

I offer beginners to advanced kits in the Needle Painting technique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 3 inches (7 1/2 cm)     Width: 2 1/4 inches (5 3/4 cm)

EMBROIDERY TIME

25 Hours

THREADS USED

12 Different coloured DMC floss

FABRIC USED

Off white silk fabric

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Male Moose

Juvenile Moose

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MOOSE

I taught the the Adult and Juvenile male Moose's at the Canadian Embroiderers Guild national seminar held in Calgary in 2002.

The Moose kit has been discontinued.

I offer other beginners to advanced kits in the Needle Painting technique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Male: Height: 3 3/4 inches (9 1/2 cm)     Width: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm)

Juvenile: Height: 3 3/4 inches (9 1/2 cm)     Width: 2 3/4 inches (7 cm)

EMBROIDERY TIME

25 Hours for the Male Moose

20 Hours for the Juvenile Moose

THREADS USED

8 shades of DMC embroidery floss, using one strand in the needle at one time.

FABRIC USED

Off white silk fabric

 

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SEA OTTER

The sea otter was embroidered for my sister and brother in law's Christmas present, 2005.

The water was painted first and then silver Japan thread sewn overtop for definition. The Sea Otter was embroidered in the technique of Needle Painting which is working different length straight stitches, by blending the stitches together in range of DMC floss shades. Please Click Here to see work in progress pictures of the Sea Otter.

I offer beginners to advanced kits in the Needle Painting technique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 7 1/2 inches (18 3/4 cm)     Width: 3 3/4 inches (9 1/4 cm)

PREPARATION TIME

Tracing the design, prick and pounce method of transfer, painting on the design and placing the fabric into the stretcher bar frame: 3 hours

EMBROIDERY TIME

60 hours

BACKGROUND FABRIC USED

Blue satin, smooth with no slubs, easy to paint.

THREADS USED

8 shades of DMC embroidery floss, using one strand in the needle at one time.

Embroidery of Wolf

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WOLF

The Wolf was embroidered as a gift.

The Wolf is worked in many shades of DMC floss, with one strand of the the thread in the needle at the time. The hair is worked in long and short stitches alternating the colour of the thread every two or three stitches. 

The Wolf is featured in the A-Z of Thread Painting Book by Country Bumpkin Publications and is an advanced project. The book can be purchased from my Books page of my website. I also offer beginners to advanced kits in the Needle Painting technique and suggest you try one of my beginners needle painting kits prior to trying the wolf design as the instruction booklet with my beginners kits are very comprehensive enabling you to get a good foundation in the technique.

EMBROIDERY SIZE

Height: 4 inches (10 1/2 cm)     Width: 3 inches (8 cm)

EMBROIDERY TIME

40 Hours

THREADS USED

20 Different coloured DMC floss

FABRIC USED

Off white silk fabric

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Address: 1481 Hunterbrook Road NW, Calgary, Alberta T2K 4V4, Canada Telephone: (403) 274 6293  Email: tanja@berlinembroidery.com