Saturday, 15 September 2012

Smoking Caterpillar

I just wanted to quickly share another piece I've done to go with the other Alice in Wonderland themed embroidery. I've taken the character of the caterpillar (of course one of my favourites from the story) and have appliqued him onto a old rose printed pillow case that seemed to fit the theme. You can read some more about the other pieces I've completed so far in an older post.

I started by using some Bondaweb to secure him down and then back stitched around his outline in a matching orange. I added texture to his hair with split stitches and his big moustache with long filling stitches. I thought it would be fun to add some free hand smoke in some funky colours. It was a chance to try some different stitches! What do you think??

OOh and some exciting news! - I'm going to be selling my treasures down on St Mary's Street in Cardiff on a market stall every other Saturday on the run up to Christmas starting on the 22nd September. Come and say hello if you're in town =)


  1. Love the caterpillar! and great news about the market stall, we will stop by next time we're in town! xxx