Sunday, January 25, 2015

Grow Your Blog 2015
Welcome to the Party sponsored by Vicky Boster creator of the Two Bags Full Blog.  
My name is Shirlee Fassell and I am an embroidery "holic"
I have studied many forms of embroidery my entire life but it became a serious addiction when I retired in 1998.   I continued taking class in different types of embroidery and was making my second crazy quilt when I attended my first class at the Ecole Lesage, Paris France , in 2007.   I was literally HOOKed on the tambour technique or as the French call it the Lunéville Hook.
There is a video on my side bar showing the tambour technique.
image from www.woodedhamlet.com
I have incorporated the couture embroidery techniques I am learning in France along with my years of embroidery experience to create my own unique art quilts. I have also been sewing clothing and embroidering it as well as anything else I can get on a frame.
The following is some of my work:
This is a tracing of my left hand.  Pat Winter is making a wall hanging of hands and this is my contribution. 


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This is part of my February 8" circle for the CQJP2015 listed on my side bar.
This is a sweater I purchased on sale at AnnTaylor.  I mounted a piece of Sticky Wet N Melt stabilizer on a frame and embroidered a free from design on one side. 


A Jacket I made using a Burda pattern and a vintage felted wool blanket.  I embroidered the collar and cuffs with and an original design using a tambour hook.. 
Flower pins make from metal organza, sequins and beads.  Pattern from Lesage level IV design.
Couture Circle quilt 2012.

If you want more views the items are listed on my sidebar.  
Leave a comment and your name will be put in a drawing to win one of the flower pins shown above.  

40 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I am always amazed at the stitching you share here. Your love and passion for embroidery is evident in every project.

Elizabeth Braun said...

HI there! Nice to meet you. I've added your blog to my feedly. =)

prettylittlethingsinabox said...

Welcome to Grow Your Blog party. I'm one of Vicki's Helper. I love your embroidery work is really stunning. Hope you'll made some new friends and have new followers in the weeks to come. Big Hugs from Singapore

kathyinozarks said...

I am visiting from the party-I love your work-so beautiful! I have heard of the hook-how awesome you were able to study in France.
I would love to be entered in your drawing.

also I just noticed there is not a welcome greeting here yet-I am one of Vicki's helpers and although you are not in my greeting list-I want to welcome you to the party-enjoy! this is always such a fun event for me.
Kathy

Joyce Carter said...

I am a follower of your blog and all your projects are so beautiful. I love to do embroidery, but mine will never be as awesome as yours. Thank you for the giveaway.

Liz E said...

Everything you show is delightful. The hand is really amazing! I love hand images. So human, so ancient. Your particular hand has a feminine sweetness. Complex and yet cohesive. I bet the final wall hanging will be amazing.

Patty Antle said...

Such beautiful work Shirlee. I enjoyed seeing all that you have done. Thanks for visiting me.

CatieAn said...

Hi Shirlee
thank you for visiting my blog today. I am so happy you did. I had to hurry on over to meet you. Your needlework takes my breath away it is so delicate and beautiful.

bubbygigi said...

Your work is magnificent! The glove is so beautiful. It will make a fantastic addition to the wall hanging.

Suztats said...

That hand is absolutely fabulous! I always enjoy seeing your beautiful embroidery. (GYB) Party on!

Stephanie said...

Good morning, Shirlee! Thank you so much, my dear, for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment :) It's a joy to "meet" you.

Your blog is truly beautiful and your work is incredible! I can tell you enjoy what you do and it's made with love.

I am a happy new follower of yours :) Hugs!

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Shirlee! Thanks for coming over to my blog to say hi! Your embroidery is abolutely gorgeous!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Shirlee

I've enjoyed meeting up with you again this year.
Your embroidery is exquisite - what a gift you have.
I'm part of a small embroidery group - if only you lived nearby, what a joy it would be to have you join us one day!
Embroidery is very popular in France - just in the small town near where my daughter lives there are two embroidery shops.
I will photograph them for you this year - would you like that?!

It's lovely to meet up again and thank you for your kind comment.

Shane

liniecat said...

Shirley I adore that blanket jacket!
And I'm always in awe if your stitching, I follow by email and proved to myself a while ago that tambour hooking was a skill I don't have lol

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Must say I haven't succumbed to trying tambour work - yet! Enjoy the tour.

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

So very nice to meet you! Thank you for dropping by my blog and for your kind words. You do beautiful work.

Lucille said...

When I retired I wanted to learn bobbin lace, and 3 years later I'm deep into it. We should never put our brain on the shelf! I love your work. The more I examine the details the more I see the work involved, and I am in awe!

Thearica said...

Shirlee, I have admired your work for a long time. I adore the hand you have made for Pat! She will love it!

Alexis Borsboom said...

I'd never heard of this kind of embroidery! Inspiring!

t_ktl at yahoo.com

Renee said...

I must admit, I think I am in love with the hand you so beautifully embellished and with your black evening purse (from a previous post.)

Your work is absolutely gorgeous and I look forward to following your blog to see more.

Gill said...

Your work is exquisite - I've never heard of tambour before!

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Shirlee! Thank you for visiting my blog with the GYB. I am returning the visit and I LOVE all your wonderful embroidery! I am very new to crazy quilting but I am really enjoying it! I will keep a look out for your CQJP blocks when you post them! I've signed up to follow, so I will visit again soon! :) xx

Laney said...

Beautiful embroidery work!

Sheila said...

Incredible work , you do some very intricate embroidery !

Karin G said...

Your embroidery work is amazing, I love it and will follow you!

Christine Barnsley said...

Hi Shirlee! Just wanted to let you know I had your message! Thank you! :) x My email is patchworkallsorts@gmail.com

Sarah said...

Nice to meet you! sarah@forrussia.org

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

Hi Shirlee - visiting from GYB...and now following. I am anxious to learn about "crazy quilting/blocks" etc and vintage lace and altered books etc, this year. Your work looks stunning!
Cheri, the quilting nanny
quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sue Kosec said...

You throw a great party. Thank you for inviting me!

So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

Happy crafting!
SuZeQ

Threads of Inspiration said...

Your embroidery is amazing. I've attempted tambour but since I was teaching myself you can imagine how that went. lol I do stumpwork and many other kinds of embroidery so I'm intrigued by your blog. Susan

Linda H said...

HI Shirlee, I'm popping by on the GYB party. I'm already a follower, love seeing your incredible work. The hand you've done for Pat is gorgeous! She will be thrilled with it, I'm sure. Have fun with GYB.

Carol D. said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I have enjoyed seeing all your embroidery. The jacket you made from felted wool is a project I have been wanting to try. Have the wool collected, now to find a pattern.

suziqu's thread works said...

It's lovely to be visiting again Shirley. Your embroidery work is exceptional and full of interest - each piece you create is unique!
Great crazy patchwork and stitching on your hand for hanging piece. Such pretty beads as well.
Thanks for sharing all!
Suzy

Dasha said...

Hello Shirlee, that is some amazing work you have showcased. Thanks for sharing it.
I actually have one of those hooks. It is a very old one which was given to me by someone years and years ago. I had no idea what it was used for.

Hexe im Hollerbusch said...

I've heard about this embroidery technique, but never actually seen it. So glad I've found your blog! Your work is beautiful

Wendy Sylvestre said...

Hello Shirlee, I'm in awe of your embroidery skills. Your work is so beautiful! I'm going to follow you through bloglovin. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :) Wishing you a peaceful day ~ Wendy of Apple and Apricot

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Wow, what gorgeous embellishment work! I'll be following you to see more! Visiting from GYB.

AFistfulof Lemons said...

I embroider as my main hobby and am smitten with your blog!

I can't wait to delve deeper to see what other creations you've made.

Thank you for your generous giveaway too! All the best to you and yours!

- afistfuloflemons @ gmail.

Quinn said...

Your work is stunning - exquisite creations!

Pat Winter said...

Your hand is just amazing. I can't stop looking at it. Thank you so much for making a hand for my wall. I can't wait to assemble and hang it. You're such a great talent.
Hugs,Pat