Two lovely dimensional embroidery pieces

A few months back, when Anu of The Creativity Within Me.. posted about her work in progress, I never imagined that one day that lovely piece of embroidery will be in my hands. Let me show you some pics... (click on them for a better view)

I love the way she has used the raised cup stitch for the flowers,and of course, those beads in the center.

Very creative use of beads for the dress,don't you think? Good choice of herringbone stitch and trellis couch for the dress too.

Cast on stitch and french knots for the flowers..and the colors..yum,yum...

Here's the complete piece. The background is crayon tinted. I have never tried that method.Will have to one day... Thank you Anu ,for this lovely gift...I enjoy looking at it everyday.

While I was recovering from this surprise, another one landed on my doorstep.Here it is..

This one is a first attempt on dimensional embroidery by my classmate,friend and fellow embroidery fanatic Preethy. We had lost touch , but she found me through this blog and our correspondence started. This piece is inspired from the book Three dimensional embroidery stitches which I have reviewed here. Did you notice the signature line at the bottom? (big grin). Thank you Preethy for this awesome beauty. I often wonder how long would it have taken for you to stitch those sunflowers.Wow!!

Does this look like a first attempt? Pat Trott would be proud of her.I have left the pics big enough for you to see the close up...

Till next post,


  1. You have very good friends, Deepa! They learn well from you and do beautiful work! Enjoy your gifts. You deserve them.

  2. Absolutely beautiful work!!You are so lucky!!I especially loved the sunflowers!!

  3. Love both of these embroideries, the beautiful stitches on the crinoline and the 3D elements on the pretty, lovely work !
    chris richards

  4. Deepa I am truely obliged to you for all the praises..:) n m so so so happy that you enjoy looking at it everyday......:)

  5. Hi Deepa,
    Clicked in here from Amrita's blog.Loving all the nice work you have done here. You have talented friends too as i just loved both the gifts you received. This three dimensional sunflowers are just awesome.

  6. Very lovely indeed! What lovely gifts to receive at just the right time! Hugs.

  7. excellent work by Anu

  8. Embroidery is beautiful and crayons have added to the beauty and finishing of the scenery... well done

  9. Deepa.. thnx for putting it in your post..and couldnt have made it without your tutorials and inspiration! Actually, so much home work still to do ;-)

    It might have been tough to take a snap with that frame on, without having a shadow!

    And, really loved Anu's creation.. the color combination and beads.. Yes.. its lovely!!! The crayon tinting added to the beauty...

  10. wow!!awesome awesome awesome!!!! tats all i can say deepa!!

  11. i hv fallen in luv wid those sunflowers :))outstanding !!!

  12. Wow!! Very Pretty. You must be really lucky :-)


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