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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Embroidered Face Video


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Sarah Homfray is the author of the Royal School of Needlework’s stitch guide on Silk Shading. (That’s a link to my review.) It’s a nice little reference book to add to your library.

Sarah Homfray’s website has some good stuff on it for embroiderers, especially if you’re located in the UK. I mentioned her pounce kits earlier, but there are plenty of other little treasures there, too. (I especially like the look of her little chunks of beeswax with the bees & honeycomb!) She also has a blog, where she occasionally posts instructional information and other insights into her work.

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Recently, Sarah posted this video on YouTube, featuring the steps involved in embroidering the Apache face featured in one of the projects in her silk shading stitch guide. The video is a series of photos showing the progress of the stitching and explaining the steps involved in embroidering the face.

You can find the video on Sarah’s blog, too, along with several other instructional and informative needlework videos. If you want, you can also watch the embroidered face video on YouTube.

It isn’t often that we see the embroidery of faces featured in instructional mediums, whether in books, tutorials, or videos – so definitely worth taking a look at Sarah’s video!

Tomorrow, a give-away! I’m just dying to get Home Sweet Home into your hands! See you then!


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  1. Thanks, Mary. Well worth the time. I’d like more info on what she calls tapestry shading. She didn’t seem to use that many different shades, but got great contours topography and shading.

  2. It is lovely and would make a great gift especially if some of the embroidery on the house were personalized. Would love to win this one!
    Jacquelin Ihsan

  3. There is no doubt that Sarah is a very talented lady; this is superb work. I too would like to know more about the ‘tapestry shading’ if possible, please Mary.

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