Out of Africa?

Between the machine quilting samples and the yo-yos I have been stitching some more African Folklore Embroidery samples…

Here is Safari Animals, starring a pink elephant,  an orange giraffe, a fine lion, a warthog and a blue rhino all stitched with lovely hand dyed threads from House of Embroidery.

DSC04843I like the circles on the rhino.

DSC04844This next one is the Protea design. The protea is the national flower of South Africa. I added a piece of fabric to the center flower and surrounded it with bullion stitches.

DSC04840And here’s a close up showing the stitches and french knots.

DSC04842The tone on tone green threads make even the running stitches look good!

My next AFLE class will be for the Prairie Star guild in St. Charles at the end of August. I have a few things to get done before then…

One Comment

  1. Miss Nancy said:

    Love your embroidery! Very well done, love the colors, beautifully done! Thank you for sharing.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

    July 31, 2013

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