Monday, April 21, 2014

Trying something new

At our handwork group which is run at our lovely store, Sew This and That, we have been working on some (very beginner) brazillian embroidery.  We made our piece into an evening purse.   I still need to buy the chain handle for mine.



While working on it I wasnt so sure I would like the finished result, but once the purse was stitched up it looked much better.
We "learnt" from a book, and worked it out as we went, so I am not sure it would be approved of by a more experienced brazillian embroiderer, but we all are happy with the result.

  

14 comments:

Joy said...

It's beautiful Marilyn, I've always wanted to learn Brazilian embroidery ... was it hard??
Hugs,
Joy :o) xx

Susan said...

Its turned out very well - and if you are all happy who cares what the brazilian embroidery police say? Well done. Its good to try something different occasionally.

shez said...

Wow this is lovely Marilyn,well done ,I am like Joy and have always wanted to learn how to do this,enjoy your day my friend.xx

Jeanette said...

Very nice Marilyn. Hugs,xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You have done an amazing job it looks wonderful..

Jindi's Cottage said...

It's beautiful Marilyn, you've done a great job.

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Lovely Purse.

Michelle Ridgway said...

It is beautiful Marilyn... Great job! I haven't tried it.

make.share.give said...

Very pretty!

Fiona said...

Beautiful... looks intricate... has made up into a lovely purse...
Hugz

Dianne said...

Good work on the Brazilian Emb. Marilyn. Did you use the tricky rayon threads? Love your header with all the littlies - cute.

Anna Christina said...

I am not familiar with Brazilian embroidery but am now a fan. It looks so intricate and I love the colors that you used. It is always fun to see what you are sewing.

Sue W said...

This is lovely Marilyn. I've never tried Brazillian embroidery either but looking at the thread I would think it's quite an art!

Janine C said...

That is very pretty, and the blue is an amazing background.