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2 - Sided Embroidery - Blossom Branch

"When I discovered Tanja's kits for 2-sided embroidery, I knew I had to try it.  What fun.  I believe my stitching has improved as the result of this project.  With patience  and a bit of care this embroidery is doable.  You will have a beautiful and special embroidery to hang in your home."

Susan Cimino from NY, USA


2-Sided Embroidery: Blossom Branch Kit

2 - Sided Embroidery - Apple Blossoms

"I was surprised to find that this embroidery was done in pearl cottons, and could be finished in a reasonable amount of time.  Loved the soft green and pink tones used.   Tanja taught it to our guild as a class....we are very lucky to have her working in Calgary, and a member of the Calgary Guild of Needle and Fibre Arts."

Nancy Shamanna in Alberta, Canada

2-Sided Embroidery: Blossom Branch Kit

2 - Sided Embroidery: Tropical Bird



"Due to the quality of the instructions, this  silk embroidery has been quite easy and quick to achieve, the silk fabric and the threads are the most comfortable I have ever seen, and make every stitch a pleasure "

Christine Guillemain in France

2 - Sided Embroidery Kit

2 - Sided Embroidery: Tropical Bird



"Thank you Tanja for your brilliant teaching (BATB Adelaide Australia) and patience which enabled me to complete the tropical two sided embroidery. I really did enjoy the challenge and I am very happy with my finished piece of embroidery which now holds pride of place in my home. My friends are amazed with the sequences (spangles)  and the fine detail of the embroidery being the same on both sides"

Embroidered by Judy Italiano in Australia

2 - Sided Embroidery Kit

2 - Sided Embroidery: Holly and Tropical Flower

Holly Front

Holly Back

Tropical Flower Front

Tropical Flower Back

"The two-sided embroidery technique is a new challenge but is not as difficult as people might first think, and the results are spectacular! I had never worked with silk thread on silk background fabric, and that combination has such a wonderful feel in the hand as you are working the design. The way I finish the piece mounted on flat glass, the most decorative side is actually the "back" side of the piece as worked! People are amazed at the finished embroidery and will think you are a genius. You can't go wrong with Tanja's excellent written instructions for this technique. The Holly design is a free design, so by all means, have a go at it!"

Holly 2-Sided Embroidery Free Instructions

Tropical Flower 2-Sided Embroidery Kit

Embroidered by Tana Dixon in Texas, USA

Tana Dixon has very nicely written instructions on how she mounted her 2-sided embroideries so they can be viewed from both sides. A string could also be attached from the trim and the embroidery hung:

I ordered a 6" round replacement clock face from an Ebay seller. You want the smoothest glass edge possible. The first glass I ordered was better than the second one, but at any rate, you must handle the cloth as delicately as possible through the mounting process or else the glass edge will cut at and weaken the fibers (and work carefully for your fingers' sake, too!). Cut the background fabric of the embroidered piece with enough margin for a narrow handkerchief-type hem plus about 3/8" allowance. (On the Holly, I only had 1/8" and on the Flower I had 1/2"). Tip: cut a prototype circle first to measure against the glass to make sure that you calculated correctly; once you cut the background fabric, you are stuck with your measurements! Stitch the narrow hem by hand. Then run a line of basting stitches just inside the narrow hem around the circle of the piece leaving several inches on each thread end to draw up the thread. Distribute the material evenly around the circle, stretching the material taut onto the glass. I stretched mine with the back of the piece showing through the glass. (This process is a bit fiddly and takes some patience!) When evenly distributed, tie a knot securely in the basting stitch thread ends and cut close to the knot. Take a novelty trim and slip stitch to cover the edge of the finished background fabric from the outside edge of the glass to the inner fabric edge.

2 - Sided Embroidery: Tropical Flower



"Who would have thought this technique Tanja taught to our Guild would prove to be less daunting than anticipated?"

Embroidered by Carmelle Mondor in SK, Canada

2 - Sided Embroidery Kit

Shadow Work 2-Side Embroidery - Tree Frog

"Here are pictures of my tree frog from the front and the back.  This was my first attempt at shadow work, and also my first attempt at double-sided embroidery.  This is a good technique for an amphibian - from the front the hazy look suggests he is in water, and from the back the more vivid colours represent the frog out of the water I think"

Embroidered by Silvia in United Kingdom

Shadow Work Tree Frog Kit

Applique Iris's

"Once I started, I could not put this piece down!  The colours are so pretty, and it worked up quite quickly (instant gratification!).  I enjoyed learning the various embellishment and applique techniques, especially the pin stitch which very effectively holds the organza pieces down but also provides a lovely finished edge.  As with all of Tanja's designs, the instructions are very clear and easy to follow.  Thank you for your lovely design!"

Andrea Laturnas in Saskatchewan, Canada

Applique Iris Kit

If you would like to have a picture of your embroidery of one of my designs on this webpage please email me with your picture(s) and message, thanks, Tanja

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