Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Brazilian Embroidery: Flowers

This is what I have done today, working on finishing those three Brazilian embroidery flowers using some metal finishing forms.
Pierrette =^..^=

Blackeyed Susan: Brazilian Embroidery

These Blackeyed Susan were designed by my friend Esther. I have changed a few things and also added a little bird and a little bee to it.

I have used the same metal finishing forms that I have used for the other two, but this one was 4 inches instead of the 3 inches I have used for Minuet and Rhapsody.

Pierrette =^..^=

Rhapsody: Brazilian Embroidery Flower

This is the second free project that I have stitched a little while back from the Brazilian Embroidery Guild. This one is called Rhapsody.

I have also used the metal finishing forms. As I was saying, they are so easy to use. What I did was to cover the metal frame with some Pellon Fleece (I love that stuff for finishing as it gives a nice padding, not too thick and not too thin - I find them ideal for ornaments and needlecases), stitched a gathering thread all around, tighlty drawn it up and made a couple of knots.

I did the same thing for front (embroidery) and back (fabric), then I glued it with a new product I used which works like a charm. It is called Fabri-Tac. Made the cording and attached it to the ornament and I was done :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

Minuet: Brazilian Embroidery Flower

Some time ago I have stitched Minuet, which is a free project that can be found on the Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery Guild site at

I have recently purchased some metal finishing forms with the idea of trying it on this little project. When I purchased them I wasn't sure if I was going to like using those or not, but I must say that finishing a project with them was a breeze and will certainly use them again for future ornament finishing. The company that makes them is called Flying Needles and they have different shapes and sizes available.

Pierrette =^..^=