Friday, April 24, 2009

Two Hand Embroidery

On request, I show the way I do larger embroidery. I use a quilting hoop and keep my right hand underneath the piece all the time, and the left hand is on top all the time. I have to find the right spot from underneath with my right hand, because I am right-hand oriented, and the left hand has the easier job. The husband J took the pictures.

7 comments:

jan said...

I like the colours you're using, and the red background sets its off nicely.

ArtSparker said...

Thanks for posting, I only wish we could sit down together and sew and talk. but lovely to see you anyway.

Mr Lee said...

Hi,Eva
Your work is beautiful and amazing!Colours is wonderful!Coming to your blog We are very pleased to.Have a happy weekend!

jude said...

oh the scale is larger than i thought. great pictures of you too. i used to quilt that way but i found it less accurate when you don't have a definite hole to pull the needle up through. my grandmother did needlepoint your way too. she said it was less energy consuming.

Diane said...

That looks like a great way to needlepoint. Much less of a trial on your hands and arms. Unfortunately I cant even use a regular hoop for my work anymore. Even that slight weight is too much for my hands. Arthritis is a terrible thing. I have looked at those nice hoop stands though..that might be the ticket ;)

Eva said...

Diane, I let the hoop rest on the edge of the table, I don't hold it up either.

Judy said...

I used to do a lot of this 2-handed embroidery! Ahhhhhhh: a past life! LOL

xo

I agree with Rayna: great pics of you! :-)