Monday, June 17, 2013

A Brand New Book About Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery

This is my NEW book - My Book of Stitches.  It is written by me, Rosalie Wakefield, and is hot off the press! This book has almost 300 pages and is loaded with the ideas I get when I thread my needle. I'm hopeful that it will inspire other stitchers and add a few ideas for those who would like to design for Brazilian dimensional embroidery.

I've licensed My Book of Stitches with a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License, which I've linked for further information. This means that others can use any of these ideas and stitches, produce even better ideas if they like, and can sell whatever they develop from these stitches, and all they need to do is attribute (give credit) to the source - My Book of Stitches by Rosalie Wakefield. It's my way of sharing the things I've learned from other Brazilian embroidery instructors.

The book is coil bound, almost 300 pages, and a lot of ideas I've used in my designs, also many ideas from my books, and a few new ideas that popped into my head while I was writing the book. Books will be sent on order in a padded priority mailer; prices shown on my website, You can email me or leave a note in the comments if you have questions.

I've been gone for a week and now I'm going to go out into my garden and see how many flowers will be there after I pull the weeds that are trying to run the show.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Interlude - Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery

That's what I've been in.  --an interlude.
      People have been asking me where I have been.
This is the Interlude Rose, one of my Brazilian dimensional embroidery flower designs that is a variation of the original Canada's Rose, which I also thought up -- these flowers consist of lots of floss and lots of petals worked on a tiny little base (in this case, a pentagon about 1/8" across). Depending on the floss weight I use (and it's an easy flower to make with any weight), I have a large or a smaller flower.
I was playing with some of my pictures,  and have - in addition to my own computer thingies - found a great online photo editor at picmonkey. It does all sorts of interesting things to your pictures. I liked this picture so much (here's the original). . .
. . .that I sometimes stop what I'm doing and decide I absolutely HAVE to share with you.  Somewhere in all of these words and more words, there might actually be some helpful information, hopefully.
Now for the blatant advertising. This is part of one of my new Millefiori Brazilian embroidery designs that I PROMISE to update on my website. The design is named #8007 "Waltz of the Flowers".  Here's a picture of it, finally finished:
It's the size of a CD and includes other flowers besides the Interlude Rose -- Three to Tango, the Vienna Rose, Can-Can (compete with naughty ruffles), Staccato (new - shown earlier on this blog), the Hokey Pokey and Fox (Trot) Grass.  --I was going to do 3/4 time for the waltz, but there just wasn't enough room, so some of the notes are floating around. The border is a nice way to use variegated floss, too.
OK, back to work.  I just wanted you to see the pretty Interlude Rose (that's a 4mm fire polish bead in the center).  I promise to get back to regular blog writing as soon as I return from our BDEIG Seminar. See you soon!
Oh, by the way - I might have just one more post before I leave - come back and see.  (Sign up for the email posts if you don't want to miss anything) It's a big surprise!!!!