Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Welcome to Day Four of the 
Superpower Blog Hop .

I did not know when I took tambour hook classes that it was going to be an addition.   It has become my passion, my addition and I consider it my  SUPERPOWER!!!
 This is a doodle experimenting with different shades and kinds of metallic machine embroidery threads and sequins.

Medieval she dog

Sequin scales

Flower design for a purse

Rows of chain stitches and rivers of sequins.

2mm tiny sequins

Rows of beads and sequins for the background on my "Ravel" quilt 
 This is a class piece from Lesage. The tambour hook was used to do the gold work.  I wanted to show  the use of  DMC floss.   The flowers in lavender , and the dark and medium pink use 6 strands of DMC.  The light pink and dark purple is raffia, and the leaves are chenille.

  This is the piece I am currently working on.  I am making this wall hanging for my son who is a modern kind of kid.  Sorry to say it is still in progress.  The weather today was rainy and not a good day to take pictures.  

Visit today's other participants to see 
what their SUPERPOWERS are!!

Needle and Hook (you are here)
Seams To Be Sew

I’d like to thank Madam SammDMC and Pauline for organizing and sponsoring another great Blog Hop.


50 comments:

Theresa said...

Oh my, your work is gorgeous! I love all the gold thread and bead work. This is my king of superpower. I need to find out more about this tambour hook.

Judy B said...

Wow and double WOW! Your work is amazing. Thank you for sharing your Superpower.

Amy said...

I had never heard of at tambour hook. Your work is simply amazing.

jan said...

WOWZERS! You really do have SuperPowers! Your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us!
xo jan

Carla said...

You work is beautiful. I am curious about what a tambour hook does. Have you been working on these projects for this hop? wow. You are a woman with superpowers.

Regena said...

whoa , just whoa. amazing

Sharon Joyner Griffith said...

Wonderful and beautiful super-power...your work is lovely. Enjoy your day.

Kylie Lloyd said...

Your work is beautiful.

Anita said...

Beautiful projects!

Marian said...

WoW, such beautiful projects, and such talent. Amazing.. Thanks for sharing your Super Power.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Wow, that's a super power for sure! Your work is stunning.

Wendy said...

such beautiful work, I never realised tambour embroidery could be so versatile

Shari said...

Lovely, lovely, work! I'll have to take some time to learn more about it. Stunning work...thanks for sharing!

beaquilter said...

wow, what awesome projects!

krislovesfabric said...

Wow, these are all beautiful pieces what a superpower, indeed!

Thearica said...

Can I come and sew with you? I would love to learn that!

Mdm Samm said...

I have no words, really I don't ....detail and colour and depth...wow

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wow, wow, wow! Every single piece is stunning and there's no possible way I could pick a favorite. This is indeed a superpower! blessings, marlene

Doris Rice said...

Wow, that is AMAZING! I've heard of tambour hook but had no idea what it was. Thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

Beautiful work! Tambour hook embroidery is something that I've always wanted to try, but I cannot justify investing in ALL of the supplies and ALL of the stash needed for yet another fun process. So I will enjoy your work vicariously!

MooseStashQuilting said...

Wow-zers is that stunning. I have never heard of it, but I know why you fell in love with it! What fabulous works of art!

Judy said...

Uiii, that looks fantastic! I have never ever seen such a hook, your project are marvellous,so perfect!

Linda said...

Wow, your work is beautiful!

JanesQuilting said...

You do such a beautiful job. I never known how this was done before. Thank you foe sharing. And the piece for your son...he will love it when you are finished.

Lana said...

I haven't ever seen that before! What an awesome Superpower! They are all so beautiful!

evelyn said...

I learned something new today. I have never seen this before. Beautiful work. You are a master of your superpower.

Vickie said...

Your super power is just beautiful !

Purl Buttons said...

WOW. Your work is amazing. I have an old tambour needle tool.You have inspired me to explore the possibilities a little. Your beading and sequin work is stunning.

madebymeinred said...

I am picking up my chin off of my chest. Never in my life have I seen such beautiful work. You've taken it to the next level with your superpower.

Quilt n Queen said...

Shirlee...your superpower has WOW'd me!! Your works of art are stunning. Thanks for sharing, this new to me, use of a hook and thread!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Linda J said...

I've never heard of a tambour hook either like Amy said but wowie, is your work amazing!

I agree with your thought that you are superpowered in this area!

So is it sort of like a rug hooking deal or am I totally missing the point??

Mara said...

I love the way your ravel quilt looks! Beautiful work and something I have never seen before a fantastic superpower.

WhoMom said...

Fabulous work! Love the gold, sequins and the she dog in blues. I've never heard of the tambor hook, but you have my attention.

Brandy Pettit said...

You have a fascinating Superpower! I have never heard of the tambour hook or the type of embroidery using it until you shared it, and I'm surprised about that since beadwork is what I've crafted the longest! I will definitely have to delve deeper, thank you for sharing your gorgeous pieces with us. Oh, and I also think it's so awesome that you got to make a dress form based on your own body, what a great idea.
~Brandy

Pam in IL said...

I recently read about tambour on the Needle 'n thread website. Your work is beautiful!

Charlene McCain said...

Beautiful projects! What an awesome super power! That ravel quilt is incredible! Looks like it would take a long time to do, but worth it.

Janarama said...

Wow, so very beautiful!

Corrie said...

They are beautiful, just beautiful.

Mary Pat Callihan said...

I don't know what I can say that hasn't already been said, but this is beautiful! My very favorite was the Razor or Ravel...the black, white and yellow with the beading and stitching....so elegant, as it all was. I would love to see some of your whole pieces. You definitely have a superpower.

Stephanie Palmer said...

Oh my! You are so talented! I think you have inspired many of our hop readers to look into tambour hook classes. Oh how we all wish we could create something as beautiful as the pieces you shared with us today!

Maureen said...

Ditto! xo

Gmama Jane said...

I have to come up with some SUPER word to explain how incredible your needlework is!!! You are truly truly amazing. I've never even heard of the kind of embroidery and tools you use. I hop you will enter more blog hops so we can enjoy more of your beautiful work!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Wendy said...

beautiful work ... simply amazing and very time consuming looking ... beautiful!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

speechless at the moment!!!! I've never heard of this craft......it is stunning!!

Quilter Kathy said...

I have never heard of this so it was delightful to discover a whole new world!

LJ said...

Beautiful work! Outstanding! You are a superpower when it comes to using that tambour hook!

Createology said...

Your Tambour work is stunning and I can see why this is your SuperPower. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

Beedeebabee said...

OMG...I'm just drooling over your exquisite work!!! I've never heard of a tambour hook, but what you do with it is amazing. You are so inspiring!!! xo

Carol said...

Such beautiful work and so amazing!

elmsley rose said...

That's one heck of a 'doodle' :-) :-) Just beautiful, as always.