Chris B. Met the Challenge

Chris Booth met the Tree Challenge. The color and detail are wonderfully suited to the subject at hand. An especially nice touch is the running stitch between the leaves which gives the piece a narrative. Well done Chris!


FROM CHRIS: This is my tree challenge using the satin stitch by hand. It is also hand quilted. I used variegated threads for everything to see if they gave it a shaded look, mainly the sulky thread on spools. It is 11 inches by 11 1/2. I purchased the background fabric recently from akonye kena and was curious to see suitability for stitching, the texture works well.


Theresa met the Tree Challenge




This tree piece is part of my “Quirky Embroidery” Series. I print out a digital collage onto silk organza and put hand dyed fabric behind the silk. Then I embroider over the two layers. On this piece I added some metallic threads and beads.

Melinda Phillips – Tree and Cottage

Melinda Phillips Tree

Melinda Phillips Tree Challenge


I first started wanting to embroider on a zip and incorporate this to my hand made handbag.The owls I filled with chain stitch to allow the appearance of feathers. I delicately wove branches, leaves and berries of red beads to add bling on the stone linen. The back of the handbag I used a lighter approach, with vines echoing the branches, as if through a forest. This project is 25 x 15 cm, also has phone pocket inside, and owl button to the zip pull.

You may remember the couch Melinda sent in HERE for our HOUSE challenge. She has completed the house and sent in photos of this spectacular work of art.

Melinda Phillips Cottage

Cottage Back Melinda Phillips

Cottage Melinda Phillips

Our next to last challenge is CHAIRS

Chair by Jan

Chair by Jan

 MARCH 2014 Challenge 

Our next to last embroidery challenge and we suggest the basket weave stitch.

The pinterest inspiration board is HERE.

As always, send in your photos to:




Image used for the email address to prevent spam. You will have  to type it in to send email. 

If anyone has finished their tree embroidery, please send in your photos.

Next month will be our very last embroidery challenge. Especially hope you will join us for that one.