Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America
WIPs (Works In Progress)
Members are busy on many new projects. For completed projects, click here.
Mousepad (for the computer), designed by Sugarplum Express. Novel application for a cross stitch project.
Christmas ornament, designed and stitched by Lois K. As she stitches, the design evolves.
Getting ready for a new project.
Mystery in St. Tropez, designed by Gay Ann Rogers. Notice the very small line of stitching along the outside of the design. This was done to help with framing the piece. With this almost invisible line of stitching present, the mat would not go right up to the design itself. Clever!
2022 SAL, designed by Clare Ardali. A once-a-week project that entailed stitching a different block every week. Auditioning different cloth fabrics for framing ideas. Black background pattern selected by Robert R, not part of initial pattern.
A collection of small bags from Shakespeare's Peddler.
C for Coffee, designed by Heartstring Samplery. Coffee anyone?
Chunky cross stitch
Reindeer with Red Scarf, designed by Vervaco. Piece is large and comes with a stiff, printed canvas (not unlike the old rug hooking kits). Piece does not require a frame. Threads are thick acrylic and cover the entire design.
Chunky cross stitch WIP
Notice how the cross stitches are made by stitching a column or row in one direction and then returning in the other direction.
Table top stand
Years ago the Exclamation Point store in Saratoga sold personalized table top stands. Our member, Lois, is using hers with her selected butterfly motif. How special!
Japanese bead embroidery
Whirlygig, designed by Mary Alice Sinton. Beads applied to fabric to enhance dimensionality and add sparkle. The foundation fabric is a floral pinwheel 100% cotton fabric called Safari SO Goodie by Wilmington Prints.
The Scottish Play, designed by Philippa Turbull. Gorgeous crewel work of a leaf.
Petite project. White-on-white pulled thread design. Notice the lap stand, fits under one of the legs of the artist.