Welcome back for Week no. 6! If you are just beginning a piece for the #BohoSAL, check out my previous posts here. And if you are new to embroidery and want to learn the basics, check out my embroidery book, Boho Embroidery for everything you need to get started!
So this week, for our #BohoSAL, I decided to feature one of my all-time favorite fabric designers, Anna Maria Horner who designs fabric for Free Spirit Fabrics. I love the way she uses color and mixes patterns…it speaks volumes to my boho loving heart!
Here are a few pictures of the hoops (yes, hoops!!) that i’m currently working on which feature her fabric.
In this one, I cut and layered various sized circles on the bottom portion of the hoop, leaving the top open to be embellished. This is a combination of the feather stitch, lazy daisys and french knots.
I also decided to add in another color of feather stitching here:
And this is a piece from her Enchanted fabric that i’m working on. This water is stitched in one of my favorite simple stitches, the backstitch. I am using Size 3 Eleganza in the limited edition color Cabbage Patch and Size 5 Eleganza in Hyper Blue. The combination of two sizes give the water a nice ripply effect, I think.
Let’s see what our Instagram stitching friends are up to this week! Since this week is all about Anna Maria Horner, I am featuring several stitchers who are working with her fabric for their stitch along piece.
If the fabric is still available for purchase from Anna Maria Horner, I also included the link. If it’s not on her site, you may need to do a little Etsy searching for the harder to find pieces!
Melissa of little_girl_pearl is ambitiously working on two separate pieces. The first is on Summer Totem fabric and I have to say that running stitch on the brown and teal flower is all kinds of awesome!
And her second hoop with this Garden Party fabric is also gorgeous, isn’t it?! Love the shades of blue on the flower petal!
I love the addition of robin’s egg blue on this piece by @stitchingkat on a piece of fabric from her Dowry collection.
@stitchesquilting is working with Folk Song fabric and I love how each of her orange flowers is stitched slightly different. Also, check out those bullion knots!
The grey and white print from Observations might be my favorite. Although, I love the teal version too! Emily is making progress and I have to say one of my favorite parts of this hoop are the dandelion petals around the edges!
So there’s our round up for this week! Everyone is just stitching along and it’s been great to see new stitchers joining every day!
How do your #hoopguts look? You know, the back of your hoop where all of your thread ends and back and forth bits are hiding out behind the scenes?! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I love a good Hoop Guts shot! For next week, how about sharing a picture of the backside of your hoop? I always think it’s fun to see the messier side of things!
Have a great week and happy stitching!