Tag: Embroidery

Embroidered "Home" Wall Hanging Template by Melissa Davison

Use this template to create Melissa Davison’s embroidered “Home” wall hanging. Check out her full article with step-by-step instructions to create a “Home” wall hanging in Zen Doodle Workshop Summer 2015: bit.ly/ZenDoodleWorkshop ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Cloth Paper Scissors web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all absolutely…

Mixed Media Map of Mouse Trail

My mixed media map is of a mouse trail.  It shows how mice might find their way through underground tunnels across the street and into a house, where they have made the space between the floors into a well stocked grain storage area. 

Mixed Media Map of Mouse Trail

My mixed media map is of a mouse trail.  It shows how mice might find their way through underground tunnels across the street and into a house, where they have made the space between the floors into a well stocked grain storage area. 

Corazon de la Madre

I made this artwork in memory of my mother, Vivian Lanciotti, who died this past November at the age of 91.  I miss her every day and wanted to honor her memory.  I love the idea of Día de los Muertos and put into my work, elements that represent wonderful times spent with my mother:…

Easter Luminaria

Constructed it out of heavy duty watercolor paper textured with layers of acrylic paint. The light openings are cut-outs of chicks and folksy dots, and this has been embellished with free-form machine sewn fabric eggs, hand sewn beads, and decoratively edged corners. I based it on the X-Book design. Opened, it measures 10"w x 3-3/4"h x 3"d.…

Yeti couple.

These are two soft stuff yeti's made from upcycled J. Crew wool sweater from a charity resale store. The faces and bellies are made from wool felt. Hand embroidered face details complement the eyes and noses.  The feel of their fur is so comforting and the tiny claws are not the least bit frightening. The…

Late Season Flowers

I have always wanted to experiment with a needle felting project that incorporated dryer lint, so I decided to use two different colors of lint I saved from the clothes dryer for the earth and sky.  I hand embroidered the piece with various colors, used flower buttons for the flowers, and yarn strips for the…

Wind Mills on the Mesa

This piece is made with a craft felt back.  Wool from one of my grandfather's sheep is needle felted onto the backing to make the sky and the mesa.  There is machine stitching over this layer.  The wind mills and the yucca are hand embroidered on.  The fence is made of wood and wire.  It…