This week, I also find myself inspired by Needlepainting – a gorgeous, detailed, and intensive method of embroidery, often done with 1 strand of embroidery floss at a time! For some excellent background information, I recommend Mary Corbet‘s page on Needlepainting.
The gorgeous example below was found on Black Hen Studio and was stitched with DMC floss. I am in awe of the detail on this work in progress, and the beautiful sheen you can accomplish working with just a few strands at a time.
Another gorgeous example of Needlepainting is this beagle portrait by Leslie Anne Pease, found on Pinterest. Leslie stitched her image using 1 strand of DMC floss – for more details on her process, visit her blog.
Needlework designer Trish Burr has put together some gorgeous Needlepainting lessons – this bird and flower lesson are my personal favorite. Trish also put together some beautiful DMC floss thread packs for her lessons – I absolutely adore her color choices!
Have you tried needlepainting? Do you have any favorite tricks or tips on this technique? Please share in the comments!