Flower Needle Painting Embroidery Pictures by Customers
“About 3 months ago in July, I saw pictures of needle painting for the first time and was fascinated with the beauty and realistic results. I quickly ordered the pansy kit from Tanja and was glad my kit and supplies came fairly promptly. Since this was my first experience with this technique, I drew a pansy on a piece of scrap material and practiced to get a feel for it but I was eager to get started so practice did not last long!
Tanja’s directions were excellent, with illustrations along the way. Also, the real size color picture on the front of the packet was very helpful to me.
Several times I sent pictures to Tanja for her to critique and she usually responded within a day, which was great because I was eager to get back to work. Having her instruct along the way is almost like having a personal, hands on teacher!
I have loved this technique; it is not too difficult but does require patience and practice which I hope “will make it ‘perfect’ .” The most difficult part for me has been getting the direction right on the second and third colors. Even though I followed Tanja’s instructions, this was still a challenging project to me but one I enjoyed very much. It was exciting to see the finished product!”
Stitched by Annette Bradberry in Texas, USA
“I loved stitching the pansy and was very pleased with the end result.
Tanja’s instructions are very detailed but easily understood and she seems to answer all your questions before you have asked them.
The feed back you get from Tanja is excellent and if you do email her she answers very quickly. So treat yourself and have ago”
Stitched by Shirley Chard in England, UK
“This picture doesn’t pay tribute to the delicate colours of silk threads and to the realistic effect due to Tanja’s know-how.
The high quality of instructions made this little work, a real happiness to achieve”
Stitched by Christine Guillemain in France
“I had been wanting to learn how to do needle painting properly and thought what a better place than to start with a kit from Tanja Berlin and I picked Clear Purple Pansy for my first learning experience.
The instructions were very clear and it was a lot of fun to stitch
Next project on my list is the little maple leaf and then I will move to more difficult projects.
Needle painting is a beautiful embroidery technique and when done properly, it gives such a realistic view of a flower, animal or whatever you have been stitching.”
Stitched by Pierrette Pattyn from Tennessee, USA
Pierrette has a Blog on the internet with her embroidery projects.
“I have enjoyed stitching the pansy, as I wanted to frame the flower, I thought it would be neat to stitch three flowers and have them framed together, each in its own cathedral window, with the inner mat highlighting the darkest shade/tone of each colour.
The large mat is similar in colour to the fabric so does not take away from the colours of each pansy, the frame itself takes on the darker green of the leaves”
Stitched by Tina Lintott in Alberta Canada
“This was my second attempt at silk shading, and with Tanja’s excellent written tutorial, a vast improvement on my first attempt. The instructions are very detailed and do not leave you wondering quite what to do next. When finished I sent this photo to Tanja and received very helpful, constructive criticism of my work which will benefit any future projects I attempt.
I ordered from the UK and was very pleased with the speed of delivery from Canada – I had been a little reticent about ordering from overseas, but would have no qualms about ordering again in the future, indeed I hope to do the fox and the chickadee when time allows.”
Stitched by Jill Bell in Derbyshire, UK
“The purple pansy was my first attempt at needle painting. The instructions that Tanja provides in her teaching documents are written clearly and are nicely illustrated. Her online feedback is positive and informative. Her attention to detail helps you to learn and to achieve your best result. I am so looking forward to learning the next level in the needle painting technique by stitching her piece the “Fox”.”
Stitched by Karen Cowan in Alberta, Canada
“Your detailed booklet has greatly enhanced my understanding of thread placement and color blending (of the threads) as I stitched.
The high quality photo of an actual size stitched design and the direction diagram of the booklet were extremely helpful as I followed your instructions.
The one photo shows the Iris worked in the kit’s provided DMC stranded cotton floss. I finished the floss one this morning, considered trying turkey work for the stamen but went with French knots.
The other stitched Iris is worked using Renaissance Dyeing Wool and Fine d’Aubusson wool yarn.
For the wool Iris I replaced the French Knots of the stamens with turkey work stitch. When snipped off and fluffed I feel the turkey work stitch look closer to an actual beard of an Iris.
Many thanks again for your design and the detail instructions, also thanks for the midway viewing of my photos as I worked these two, your comments were quite helpful.”
Stitched by Noelle Ferry in Virginia, USA
“This piece was taken at a class in Olds, AB.
Tanja’s teaching skills and her detailed instructions were my introduction to the technique of needlepainting. I was struck by how much artistry can be achieved with embroidering with single strands of DMC cotton. The technique appeals to me for its economy and simplicity. Because there are over 400 shades of DMC thread available, there can be very subtle shading effects achieved in needlepainting.
Thanks Tanja, for all the wonderful instruction, and for being a great member of our Calgary Guild!”
Stitched by Nancy Shamanna in Alberta, Canada
“I am enamored with the maple leaf.
Because the maple leaf is centred on our flag? Perhaps. I really like this one because the colours are like the maple leaves found on the prairies.
It was a delight to work.”
Stitched by Sharon Gray in Manitoba, Canada
“So many beautiful designs that come with such clear instruction and are a joy to stitch, suitable for different levels of expertise, you will be amazed at how quickly you will gain confidence to tackle a next stage project or another type of technique.
The choice of so many all from beginners to more advanced is truly wonderful.”
Stitched by Terry Whitworth in the UK
Terry has a Blog on the internet with her embroidery projects.
“I follow the artist and when I saw Tanja teaching Morning Glories class, I thought, I have got to do this.
I have been able to take from Tanja 3 times and will again. She is very patient, encouraging and a well organized artist.
Her instructions are very informative and especially easy to follow and thorough. Her work is incredible…I was so happy that I was able to take from her again”
Stitched by Karen Fraser in California, USA
“This piece and your class was one of the most absorbing and rewarding classes I’ve taken lately at EGA seminar.
I’ve wanted to be in one of your classes for several years and couldn’t believe my luck especially when you said you were taking a year off.
Never comprise on your bucket list!”
Stitched by Linda Hansen in Florida, USA
Cette petite rose est mon premier essai de peinture à l’aiguille, et je n’ai eu aucune difficulté à la réaliser grâce au livret très clair fourni dans le kit. Merci Tanja, grâce à vous j’ai osé me lancer, et je vais continuer!
Stitche by Violette in France
Violette has a Blog on the internet with her embroidery Projects.
“The Long and Short stitch had been my Waterloo for many decades. I just never seemed to be able to understand the process and make my stitches resemble anything like the samples shown, no matter how many teachers I “learned” under and how many books I read
After taking Tanja’s classes in “Eastern Bluebird on a Blossom Branch,” and “Wild Rose” however, I finally feel confident about correctly making this most beautiful stitch in the embroidery repertoire.
Her instructions are so clear, and the diagrams so detailed, that it is impossible to fail if one follows them. It doesn’t hurt that Tanja is a fun teacher, as well as a most beautiful stitcher herself, so the classes are extremely enjoyable and stress-free.”
Stitched by Helen J. O’Connor, Delmar, NY
If you have stitched one of my designs, I would love to feature a picture of your embroidery on my website.
If you would like your embroidery picture on my website please email me with a picture of your embroidery and optional comment, thanks, Tanja.