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Embroidered Rain Droplets

Hi everyone and welcome. Jenny here to share my DT project for this month using the upcoming IndigoBlu stamp release ‘Rain Droplets’ and the new IndigoBlu stencil ‘Laurel Leaves‘.


Wondering where the stamping is on this? Thought it would be an idea to show how you can use stamps and stencils to create a stitching template on fabric. I’ve stamped the Rain Droplets upside down straight onto some plain cotton calico in Stazon ink and stencilled the leaves over the top in ‘Peppermint Tea‘ English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic Paint. Then it has all be painstakingly (and very enjoyably I might add) embroidered over – not hugely technical but very effective I’m sure you’ll agree! The butterflies and dragonfly come from the ‘Butterfly Collector’ stamp set and were stamped onto painted fabric (‘Wimberry Pie‘ and ‘Postbox Red‘)before being shaped and embellished with beads.


Embroidered Rain 1a


Before I share some close ups a word or two about the frame. The finished embroidery was mounted onto an IndigoBlu MDF square but needed something more so I flipped an 8×8 canvas, covered the edges in masking tape and Fine Modelling Paste before adding a coat of ‘Frosty Sky‘ Paint. Some dry brushing with ‘Grandma’s Teacup‘ and ‘Park Lane‘ Paints helped to emphasise the texture and provide the perfect border.


Embroidered Rain 2


Embroidered Rain 3


Embroidered Rain 4


Embroidered Rain 5


Embroidered Rain 6


Embroidered Rain 7


Embroidered Rain 8


I hope you feel inspired to look at using your stamps for more than just papercraft and would love to see what you come up with.


Before I go just a reminder that IndigoBlu will be at the Stamp Magic show in Doncaster this coming Sunday 18th October and it would be fantastic to see you there. I promise to bring this little picture along with me on the day and will be demoing throughout the show.


For now and whatever you’re up to have a great weekend and take care of yourselves.

Jenny x

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5 Comments on Embroidered Rain Droplets

  1. this is stunning jenny – you are so clever!!! Love it! Great use of the stencils! Hugs rachel x

    rachel fisher | October 16, 2015 at 11:43 am () ()
  2. I am totally in love with your French Knots Jenny (now I want to make some too)! Such a clever idea to use stamps and stencils in this way and what a gorgeous result Jenny! Anne xx

    Anne R | October 16, 2015 at 3:50 pm () ()
  3. Nice! I’m always on the lookout for mixed fibre arts. Did you use regular embroidery floss or wool and how many strands to get those cool big rain drops? Are they french knots?

    Pat Tesselaar | October 16, 2015 at 4:50 pm () ()
    • Thanks Pat. I did use regular embroidery thread and all six strands to create the leaves and french knots. In my head they looked more like tiny flowers in a meadow being that way up.

      Jenny Marples | October 16, 2015 at 9:15 pm () ()
  4. This is so beautiful! Way to think outside the box!

    marci piraro | October 18, 2015 at 9:55 pm () ()