Friday, August 30, 2013

StencilGirl Stencil Hop

 
 
Hello Stencil Lovers!
Today our stencil hop features a design by artist
Jamie Fingal.

StencilGirl Products Stencils 9x12 Artist Designer - Jamie Fingal
Houses Stencil L167
You can see I picked out ONE house
I wanted to use for a sewing project.
I wanted to make an embroidery stitch sampler.
I thought this design would be fun... but it seemed a little too small.
I start out by tracing it on to plain paper...
then enlarge it on my copy machine to 150%.
This makes the design area about 5" square.
Now it is the perfect size!
 
I decided to stitch it onto a wool base.
I make a second copy of my enlarged design
and cut it into pattern pieces.
I use a pencil to trace the basic shapes in. 
I gather my supplies.
Now it just so happens I already have a good supply of what I need.
I have been doing embroidery work for years. 
But its not hard to find these things.
Needles: size 1 Milliners Needle and a size 24 Chenille Needle.
Fabric: Wool or Cotton
Threads: anything goes-
Cotton Embroidery Floss
Pearl Cotton
Silk Ribbon
Metallic Threads
Here is a good source for a huge variety of great threads and notions.
 
 
These are two books I refer to often as I stitch.
I also go to YouTube to find how-to videos on different stitches.

Ready, Set, Start....
Not every time, but a lot of times,
I start out with a simple outline stitch.


I used a Closed Fly Stitch on the blue house
and Bullion Stitches in the top green strip. 

The green stitch (in the middle of the above photo)
is a Rosette Chain Stitch.
One of my favorites.


The aqua colored house on the left is a combination of
a Satin Stitch and a Van Dyke Stitch.
Then I added a Chain Stitch with Silk Ribbon. (below)
It makes it look like mortar holding the bricks tight.

The mauve-y pink colored house is a Blanket Stitch
done with Silk Ribbon Thread.
The pink roof is a Herringbone Stitch.
The far right blue house is a Coral Stitch.

I am starting another row of green Bullions on the bottom.

Sometimes you need to audition the colors to figure out what goes where.


The green roof is an Open Buttonhole Filler Stitch.
The blue roof is another Rosette Chain Stitch,
tighter and smaller to densely fill the space.


Just keep filling it in.......
Different stitches or the same stitch...
It will be beautiful when you are done.
Don't forget French Knots!
Everyone loves French Knots!
I think it was the first stitch I ever learned!

Isn't the texture incredible?
And All Done! 
What a fun project!
It will soon be hanging on my wall!
 
Happy Stitching everyone!

Remember to head on down to the next artist on the list.
And don't forget to comment on each post for more chances to win this fun stencil!

Happy Arting to you all!
 
 
 
 

65 comments:

  1. What a clever way to use the stencil.

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  2. You are so welcome! What an amazingly charming and colorful piece you made! I am completely in awe. Thank you!

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  3. Oh my gosh, this is so beautiful. Your stitching is amazing.

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  4. This is fabulous!
    Are you planning on stitching all the other houses too????

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  5. Still swooning over your stitching my friend....xox

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  6. You have used a wonderful variety of stitches! Beautiful colours too. I can see the influence of Sue Spargo in your work.

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  7. I am in awe of your beautiful embroidery work. Blessings!

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  8. Totally amazing and a perfectly constructed tutorial and loved the use of the House Stencil as a starting point and the enlargement - so creative! Beautiful and very perfectly executed stitching makes this a real winner of a project!
    Bethany Garner in Kingston ON Canada

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  9. What a great tutorial with all your stitches listed. So much texture and beauty in your little house. Love it.

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  10. Your tutorial is amazing, and so are you jj.

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  11. WELL! I love this stencil...but I would never have thought of using it as an embroidery pattern!!! Amazing work....I just love it! Thank you so much for your generous sharing!!!

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  12. Oh be still my heart, this is so absolutely gorgeous!! Janet, you are one of a kind my dear. xo

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  13. Oh My Stars! This is just FABULOUS! The colors, the texture, the stitches....such a creative use of the house stencil! Thank you so much for the tutorial too....I'm still speechless. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

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  14. Wow Janet! What a fabulous idea! I just love what you did and may have to use this idea in the future. I wouldn't have thought of enlarging the design...brilliant! I've also got the Embroidery Stitch Bible...great book!

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  15. Janet that is awesome! Love that so much!!! I hope you have a great holiday weekend! Miss you!!!

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  16. Beautiful stitching Janet. I grew up with this kind of handwork. All my relatives did embroidery work. It is such a lovely craft and it is wonderful that it is still alive and well. I love the stitch bible. I have little pocket guide. I'll have to pick up the book you have. Thanks for including it in your blog.

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  17. WOW. I am amazed...blown away!!! Gorgeous work!

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  18. That is a really unique way to use the stencil, beautiful stitchery.

    Debbie

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  19. Janet! Love the 3-D embroidered houses!

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  20. I love this piece! Wow! I love houses and this is just so cute as a wall decoration!

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  21. This is magnificent! What an amazing piece of work you've created! So inspired to learn to stitch!

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  22. OMG this is GORGEOUS and so clever!!! Thank you for showing us how you made it - I love it!

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  23. Beautiful piece! Love the colors!

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  24. What an amazing way to use this stencil!

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  25. Love the textures and colours of your piece!

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  26. great thread colors you used in the houses

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  27. Yes, the texture is wonderful! I love your stitches and admire your ability to do them so well. Thanks for sharing your project.

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  28. Your wall hanging is simply AMAZING! I can't thank you enough for all the details and photographs you shared about your creative process and where to buy resources! You took that stencil and turned it into FANTASTIC!! WOW. I am blown away by your post! THank you so much for all the time you must have spent doing this! They sure do have a great team member on their side! WHoo hoo!!

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  29. wow This is intense!! I love it. I'm so impressed. I'm not a stitcher! Great great job.

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  30. Wow! Thinking outside the box and what a lovely way to use the stencil. It translates so beautifully into this embroidery.

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  31. Wow - awesome project! If I was still a stitcher, I would be all over this! Old eyes! Would love to play with this on paper. So many possibilities of its use. Thanks so much for sharing and a chance to win this awesome stencil. Janelle R

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  32. Awesome! Love all the stitches used!

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  33. Amazing. I love this interpretation. The mind of an artist really inspires me.

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  34. What super talent! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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  35. Love the way you used the stencil. Love your sampler

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  36. Wonderful! I would never have thought of embroidery... I'll have to give it a try! You did a beautiful piece!

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  37. Your embroidery is wonderful. Wish I could embroider like you, but I only know two basic stitches. I love the Houses stencil! I'm thinking a couple of small quilts for my granddaughters using the Houses stencil to create the squares - hope I win it :)

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  38. Amazing you can whip this up so quickly! Beautiful! Sanna

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  39. Just amazing! Such creativity!

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  40. Wow, another fabric project with these stencils. Lovely. Your embroidery is really gorgeous, Janet.

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  41. absolutely gorgeous! and u make it look so easy! i have been wanting to start embroidery again, this sure is inspiring! tx for sharing, aloha, angi in hana

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  42. Very original use of the stencil... beautiful!

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  43. Can NOT believe I could be tempted to embroider again! GREAT work! Thanks. :-)

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  44. Great use of the stencil. Embroidery is now another thing to add to my list of things I want to learn!

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  45. Oh No! Now you got me thinking. With the temps outside near 100* I'm feeling an embroidery project coming on. But maybe I will go smaller and make a neck piece

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  46. this is to die for. what a super idea to do with a stencil. beautiful work. xoxo

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  47. What a great way to use this stencil! Lovely piece!

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  48. This is so sweet!!! And yes, who doesn't love a French Knot?!

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  49. Janet, What a beautiful way to use Jamie's stencil! Love all your stitches!

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  50. Gorgeous piece! I love how you put your own twist on using the house stencil. Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us.

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  51. I am sooo impressed! Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  52. What a very cool idea! I am totally gob-smacked by all the talented people I am seeing on this hop. So many different ways to use a stencil. I want one!

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  53. This is absolutely stunning! I love that you enlarged the stencil into a different size and made it a base for hand-stitching.

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  54. What an amazingly creative way to use the stencil. I think your wall-hanging is just gorgeous!!!

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  55. Wow! Gorgeous. Brilliant idea too. Well done!

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  56. This was the perfect stencil to use all of your embroidery stitches on... and the outcome is stupendous!

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  57. Oh my! I can't even imagine myself doing all that stitching, but am glad you did. It is delightful.

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  58. wow! that's an amazing amount of work! gorgeous!

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  59. I have never seen anything like your project before! It's awesome! Gonna have to try that!!

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  60. wow - never thought of using a stencil as an embroidery pattern - awesome use of those embroidery stitches! Thanks for sharing this amazing project!

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  61. The embroidered houses are so cool!! I never would have thought of doing this...you are so creative!

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  62. Wow wow wow... such an outstanding use for stencils. I love all your little embroidered houses! would make a lovely cushion! Fabulous.

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  63. I don't think I need to tell you again but....I will!!!! One word..... A M A Z I N G ! ! ! !

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