Two inch embroidered badger.
Two inch embroidered pomegranate.
These images are embroidered twinchies, two x two inch squares with embroidered images. These are really fun and challenging to make. I started my twinchies by ironing a piece of black cotton and stitching it to a muslin background. The two piece of fabric create firm base for the embroidery. Next I stitched several two inch square outlines with one inch between each. I marked the fabric this way so later I could cut them apart leaving half inch seams. I decide on a black background because I had never embroidered on a dark fabric before. After the fabric was ready I sketched a basic outline of what I wanted and then chose fibers and started embroidering. The badger was made with one strand of DMC floss using a long and short stitch. The pomegranate was a bit trickier. The split in the fruit is actually appliqued fabric. Two pieces fabric leaving an opening in the center.. Next tear shaped beads are sewn inside the opening, Then I added a bug shaped bead and sewed a leaf. It was a fun project that is challenging to embroider.