Member Name Badges
I did a very simple Stump work piece. I made the red berries by covering pony beads with a variegated thread, used French knot for the white flowers with green leaf stitch, Colonial Knots for the red strawberry in the same red variegated, added a few red Mill Hill beads and leaves, and then used Mill Hill beads for the blue berries and the leaves. It still needed something so I added a spider web with silver metallic thread and used a black bead and black thread for the legs of the spider and then I added the Ladybug on the N of my name. After that was all done I laced it around an oval piece of card stock added the backing and placed a cord around the join of the two, sewed on a pin and there you have it – a Name tag. Very easily done .
I really don’t know what technique this is. It took me a long time to decide what to do with my name badge. Finally, one day, I was standing at my kitchen window and I saw a bird fly by the birch trees we have in our yard. So, I took a photo of the birch and made a rough sketch of the middle part of the tree. Then, I found some heavy duty thread and started stitching. When I completed the tree, it didn’t look quite right so I added a bird. I’m pretending it’s a swallow from the barn.
The technique I used for my badge was surface embroidery. The inspiration was the embellishment I used on my Needle Case (a workshop Needle Case With Enclosed Scissors Pocket that was led by Carol Rand).
My name is machine embroidered on linen fabric. Recently I had purchased a stash of linen threads and decided to do surface floral embroidery. Stitches used – stem, lazy daisy, buttonhole, straight, feather and finished off with a few beads.