I now have three types of the Famore Precision Tweezers.
All the tweezers have fine tips for precise work and small and comfortable in the had to use. Each set of tweezers would be a great addition to a needleworkers tool box.
Once in a while I am truly inspired by another modern day embroiderer using traditional embroidery techniques, creating beautiful embroideries.
I discovered Eveline De Lange who lives in Holland whilst perusing Instagram. She stitches the most beautiful and unique pendant landscapes and portraits. She travels to different places for inspiration and to stitch what she sees. She uses a very fine thread, the stitches are tiny and the colour subtle.
I purchased the pendant below from her Etsy site AtelierVegvisir and after I purchased the pendant I received a lovely email from Eveline to let me know that the reason she started stitching the needle painting landscapes was that she had been inspired by seeing my needle painting designs on my website. She had found my website through Mary Corbet’s NeedleNTHread forum a very useful resource for hand embroidery.
Here are a few of her other landscape designs that she is selling right now on her Etsy site so if you would like something completely unique and beautifully stitched be sure to check out AtelierVegvisir
Her portraits are also very special, there are not many embroiderers who can stitch such beautiful faces.
Eveline makes her living through selling her embroidered art, maybe you would like to own one of these little gems AtelierVegvisir
I so enjoyed working this blackwork design. I have been addicted to these sheep since I saw a post about them on Facebook. They are adorably cute and unlike most sheep comfortable around humans, they will come up to humans to investigate and cuddle.
I added some green to the grass to give the embroidery some warmth, I designed a crimped looking pattern for the wool to give them the shaggy look and added a characteristic pink tongue to one of the sheep. The sheep often have their mouths open showing their cute pink tongues. I call the left one Quincy and the right one Monty.
I am proposing the embroidery to be taught at Canada and USA national seminars and after that the design will be available as a kit and on-line class. It could be a while down the road before the design is available. Keep an eye on my email newsletter for further information. The design will be an intermediate to advanced design so if you would like to try your hand at blackwork, I have lots of blackwork designs in beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.
If you would like a picture of your embroidery of one of my designs featured on the website please email me with a picture of your embroidery,
The blackwork photo gallery page is now set up with pictures of my customers embroideries of my blackwork designs.
If you have stitched one of my blackwork designs from a kit and would like the picture added to the photo gallery page, please email me to let me know.
I will be setting up separate pages for the blackwork on-line class students pictures.