Monday, July 25, 2016

Seaweed Stitching

Last night I added seaweed as the finishing touches to the mermaid piece on which I have been working. Here I used two layers of batting to puff up the shell and pink seed beads to suggest a string of pearls. The seaweed is three strands of embroidery floss and some blue/green eyelash yarn.

A couple of years ago, I purchased a bag of twisted yarn pieces thinking I would be able to use it in my art quilts. I cut a few short sections to create some different textured seaweed. I've included this enlarged photo to show how I beaded the floss seaweed. At this point, this piece just needs to be quilted.


  1. I wish I could see your piece in person as it just is so cool with all the different textures of yarn, thread, beads and what not!!!

  2. I am so envious of your ability to "envision". I can create and create, but I can't envision.... I, unfortunately need photos or drawings of the finished project to go by.

  3. Tracey, thank you, but in this case I did have a very detailed pattern and photo to guide me and to which I added a few of my own touches. The pattern is available from Quilter's Fancy in Cortland, Ohio.