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fuckyeahneedlework:

melinamilk:

Metainstagram #instagram #embroidery #needlework #needlewoman

I feel so post-modern.

fuckyeahneedlework:

melinamilk:

Metainstagram #instagram #embroidery #needlework #needlewoman

I feel so post-modern.

1 day ago
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alamaris:

And that’s a wrap.
This absurd thing was started in March.  I was stitching the first tank when my mother came into the office with her diagnosis.  I sat on her hospital bed while I laid down 72 poppies.  This is dedicated to her — cancer-free, five months later, and still asking me strange questions about the First World War at 1am.
I’d like to thank everyone who reblogged my work-in-progress photos, and everyone who said such kind words about the project.  All of you kept me going when I was exhausted from nursing and household-running and interpersonal drama.  If this is any good, it’s because of the unfailing encouragement of my readers.  Big sloppy grandma kisses for the lot of you.
I’d particularly like to thank Dan Carlin of Horrible Histories for his podcast.  The three Blueprint for Armageddon episodes (x, x, and x) were an invaluable source of information — and entertainment, during the process.  In addition to HH, I listened to the BBC’s inimitable series, The Great War, as well as BBC’s The First World War, BBC’s 1914-1918, Roy McMillan’s narration of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Robin Sach’s narration of A World Undone, and my own WWI playlist compiled from contemporary songs, Dear Old Blighty (also available on Firedrive).
Last but not least, and as always, you can see all of the previous work-in-progress photographs right here.
Thanks, everyone!

alamaris:

And that’s a wrap.

This absurd thing was started in March.  I was stitching the first tank when my mother came into the office with her diagnosis.  I sat on her hospital bed while I laid down 72 poppies.  This is dedicated to her — cancer-free, five months later, and still asking me strange questions about the First World War at 1am.

I’d like to thank everyone who reblogged my work-in-progress photos, and everyone who said such kind words about the project.  All of you kept me going when I was exhausted from nursing and household-running and interpersonal drama.  If this is any good, it’s because of the unfailing encouragement of my readers.  Big sloppy grandma kisses for the lot of you.

I’d particularly like to thank Dan Carlin of Horrible Histories for his podcast.  The three Blueprint for Armageddon episodes (x, x, and x) were an invaluable source of information — and entertainment, during the process.  In addition to HH, I listened to the BBC’s inimitable series, The Great War, as well as BBC’s The First World War, BBC’s 1914-1918, Roy McMillan’s narration of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Robin Sach’s narration of A World Undone, and my own WWI playlist compiled from contemporary songs, Dear Old Blighty (also available on Firedrive).

Last but not least, and as always, you can see all of the previous work-in-progress photographs right here.

Thanks, everyone!

(via alisonannestitch)

4 days ago
70 notes
aprilsongstress:

Batgirl_Librarian_g on Flickr.
Embroidered portrait of librarian Barbara Gordon as Batgirl. Pattern design & hand embroidery by Tisha Dolton, Aprilsongstress. Created for the Batman Imagined exhibition, Floklife Center, Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls, NY. For more info on #BatmanDay- http://www.crandalllibrary.org/programs/BatmanCelebration.php

aprilsongstress:

Batgirl_Librarian_g on Flickr.

Embroidered portrait of librarian Barbara Gordon as Batgirl. Pattern design & hand embroidery by Tisha Dolton, Aprilsongstress. Created for the Batman Imagined exhibition, Floklife Center, Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls, NY. For more info on #BatmanDay- http://www.crandalllibrary.org/programs/BatmanCelebration.php

5 days ago
9 notes
andthenshewaslike:

"When Someone Asks If You’re A God, You Say YES! " 14 ct Aida.

Fabulous.

andthenshewaslike:

"When Someone Asks If You’re A God, You Say YES! " 14 ct Aida.

Fabulous.

1 week ago
361 notes
raouken:


Fiiiiinaly finished this! Well…not completely, there are still little things I want to change, but it’s finished enough for a picture! :)
Flat silk handembroidered on linen, 25x45 cm


Beautiful.

raouken:

Fiiiiinaly finished this! Well…not completely, there are still little things I want to change, but it’s finished enough for a picture! :)

Flat silk handembroidered on linen, 25x45 cm

Beautiful.

2 weeks ago
91 notes
Bec gave me permission to turn their artwork into a cross-stitch pattern and distribute it (well, obviously pixel pieces are basically patterns already, but without grid lines it’s easy to get lost). If you make and post this make sure you credit them!Pattern with colored blocks and symbolsPattern with black and white symbols only

Bec gave me permission to turn their artwork into a cross-stitch pattern and distribute it (well, obviously pixel pieces are basically patterns already, but without grid lines it’s easy to get lost). If you make and post this make sure you credit them!
Pattern with colored blocks and symbols
Pattern with black and white symbols only

2 weeks ago
77 notes
Pronouns Series by lonely mountain embroidery

Available individually for now.
None of these are your pronouns? No problem. More are on their way, or you could put in an order to have yours made especially for you.
Zie/Zir/Zirs
They/Them/Their
Xe/Xem/Xyr
Ze/Hir/Hirs

Pronouns Series by lonely mountain embroidery

Available individually for now.

None of these are your pronouns? No problem. More are on their way, or you could put in an order to have yours made especially for you.

Zie/Zir/Zirs

They/Them/Their

Xe/Xem/Xyr

Ze/Hir/Hirs

3 days ago
19 notes
There’s a lot of wonkyness here, because I just improvised it and I don’t have enough concentration power to be particularly conscientious, but I like it anyway. Plus, so quick to stitch.

There’s a lot of wonkyness here, because I just improvised it and I don’t have enough concentration power to be particularly conscientious, but I like it anyway. Plus, so quick to stitch.

5 days ago
79 notes
waywordsongbird:

Guys. It’s finally done. Such hair. Bleh. #tinabelcher #bobsburgers #embroidery (I apologize for the language in the quote)

waywordsongbird:

Guys. It’s finally done. Such hair. Bleh. #tinabelcher #bobsburgers #embroidery (I apologize for the language in the quote)

1 week ago
64 notes

shinyfabulousdarling:

jbbartram:

Everyone, meet Lunultrices polymitario (common name: Mooncream Stitchwing), Lunultrices polymitario, meet everyone.

A gigantic, crepuscular member of the order Lepidoptera, the Mooncream moth is usually sighted flittering heavily through the thick summer dusk, stopping to feed on night-blooming flowers and resting languorously on gnarled trees.

I found this specimen resting on a tree near my apartment last night and was thrilled to find this morning that it had spent the night, allowing me the chance to take considerably better photos of its impressive wings.

This Mooncream moth’s body is made from fur-pieces salvaged from the scraps bin at a fabric store, hot glue, wire and feathers. The wings are hand-embroidered and took approximately 30 episodes of the West Wing to complete (yes, I measure art-time by TV episodes, what of it?).

When I was taking these photos, I fooled a family walking by and some neighbours having breakfast on their porch into thinking it was real, which added to the joy of having finally finished the thing!

this is gorgeous

and i also measure time in tv episodes… 

(via grumpycrafts)

1 week ago
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mygoodbabushka:

B is for Blood Eagle. sooooo close!

That’s just beyond awesome.

mygoodbabushka:

B is for Blood Eagle. sooooo close!

That’s just beyond awesome.

2 weeks ago
37 notes
thedetectiveandtheblogger:

Finished another hoop!! #hoopart #needlework #needlepoint #embroidery #art #handembroidery #sewing #handmade

Love it!

thedetectiveandtheblogger:

Finished another hoop!! #hoopart #needlework #needlepoint #embroidery #art #handembroidery #sewing #handmade

Love it!

2 weeks ago
102 notes