Finished Pieces

Recent Embroidery Work I've Completed

by Kate Anderson on Sep 15, 2020

Recent Embroidery Work I've Completed

Embroidery work

My site may talk a lot about cross-stitch but that isn't the only kind of embroidery stitch I can do!

Embroidery is an umbrella term for anything needlepoint (aka: using a needle loaded with something such as floss, ribbon or yarn to decorate a medium such as fabric or clothing) and cross-stitch is one type of embroidery stitch. There are so many other types of embroidery such as backstitching and french knots that I've mentioned on my website but today, I want to show you other stitches I've recently done!

A friend of mine who I've known since we first became parents had a 2nd kiddo early last year. I vowed to make her baby announcement pieces for both her oldest and her then- upcoming baby.
I finally managed to get them completed in amongst orders, mental health issues, a pandemic and moving interstate!


Luna Isabelle

I completed this stitch first; it was awesome to try out a brand new type of embroidery stitch I'd not done before; a woven picot stitch!

So all the types of stitches used in this piece are:

  • Backstitch
  • Lazy daisy
  • Bullion stitch
  • Woven picot
  • Woven wheel (or wagonwheel)
  • French knot
  • Fishbone stitch

Below, you can see how messy the back of my work is when I embroider. Unlike cross-stitching, I generally don't worry about what we call "carrying" or "travelling" my thread.
You can also see how the piece looks in 3D space with a little video (that I painstakenly blurred the appropriate personal details frame by frame πŸ™ˆ ). It's always hard to photograph embroidery like this, so a video is always such a good way to demonstrate how a completed piece looks.

Let's see how messy the backis:

The stitch butt for Luna's piece
The stitch butt for Luna's piece

Verity Rose

I completed this piece second and just quietly, it's my favourite out of the two. In this piece I got to re-learn some techniques I hadn't used in quite some time. YouTube has been so helpful to re-remember stitches I haven't used in ages.

So all the types of stitches used in this piece are:

  • Backstitch
  • French knot
  • Cast-on stitch
  • Lazy daisy
  • Closed fly stitch
  • A few small bullion stitches

As before, below you can see the back side of this piece which I feel looks so interesting on its' own. It's like an abstract version of the front side. Also a close up in video form of how the piece looks in person. It takes so long to do stitches like the cast-on stitch (the purple roses) but it is so worth it in the end! Especially when using a varigated thread.

Let's see how messy the back is:

The stitch butt for Verity's piece
The stitch butt for Verity's piece

Would you like a complex, embroidered piece such as this done by me? Get in touch and we can have a chat! I'm always open to discussion!

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In a previous life (AKA: pre-kids), I was a web des/dev & photographer who loved to dabble in numerous arts and crafts. Now, I'm a cross-stitch & embroidery pattern designer and full-time mum to Charlie & Alex, with adult-diagnosed ADHD. Closet nerd, self-proclaimed hermit and professional procrastinator. I have a secret crush on modern architecture, brush calligraphy, sweets, pretty nails and pastel colours.