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Julie's Quilt Project 2018: January

Embroidery: A New Embroidered Face

If you follow me on instagram, you've probably seen some photos of my current embroidery project.  After finishing that huge embroidered face last year, I decided to start a new one.

I've been working on it in hotel rooms:

And on airplanes:

Here are a few detail photos:

To answer a few frequently asked questions:

  • I am stitching on plain muslin.  No interfacing.  No batting.  Just a piece of fabric.
  • I'm using DMC floss -- I divide the 6-strands of floss and only work with 2 strands at a time.
  • I am not a trained stitcher.  I use simple intuitive stitches as I work.
  • I draw directly on the fabric with a pencil, as I go, marking what I want to stitch next.


  • My stitching kit includes: DMC floss, a needle, a plastic hoop, a clip-on book lamp, a pencil, scissors, and finger thimbles.
  • Yes, you can bring scissors and needles onto an airplane.  TSA allows most scissors with blades under 4 inches long.  More info here.
  • I'm not sure what the finished piece will look like -- I haven't worked it out that far.
  • When it's done, I'll probably stretch it over Canvas Stretcher Bars, as I did with the previous one.
  • This process of stitching takes a loooong time. I can't even guess how long I've been working on this one.  But I really enjoy it and find it passes the time quite quickly!

Let me know if you have other questions!

Thanks for stopping by!