wip : tulle embroidery & cancun

ever since going to help pick out a wedding dress with one of my closest friends i’ve been obsessed with the magical, seemingly weightless metallic embroidery on tulle. i don’t really have experience in embroidery but that didn’t stop me from gathering up the supplies to try it out! this is my first foray, i just tried out some stitches this time but next time i’m going to draw up my design first. the backing will dissolve in water once i finish !

i was lucky enough to take a trip to cancun, mexico this month! i spent a lot of the time knitting this (soon-to-be lacy summer top) with incredible views !

also in mexico, we went on a day trip to the mayan ruins & i was absolutely kicking myself for not bringing my watercolors but couldn’t resist doing this quick sketch (with a hotel pen on scrap paper . . .) of chichen itza, one of the new wonders of the world !

23 comments on “wip : tulle embroidery & cancun

  1. Loved following your trip on Instagram – looks like you had a really fantastic time!
    That embroidery looks lovely… Can't wait to see what it looks like when finished!!

  2. Oh my goodness! How have I not seen your bolg before?!? All my favorite things (art, craft, yarn) in one place with really beautiful photography AND entertaining writing. So glad you are here!

  3. Tulle embroidery looks so luxurious. What a great idea! I hope you are going to show the final result. Seems like you had an amazing trip! Best wishes from Mexico! Isn't it magical?!

  4. Hi Erin Kate. Your embroidery looks lovely, and I envy your knitting skills. That is going to be one pretty top.

    I've been to Chichen Itza too. What a place, right?! Your whole trip must have been excellent.

  5. Hello there! You are an amazing artist. Your knitting looks perfect too. Thank you for popping by my blog. You have no e-mail on your profile so I couldn't reply that way. Enjoy your week ; )

  6. oh great, thank you!! i'll definitely check it out. i'm not sure what brand of stabilizer i'm using, i just picked a fairly cheap one! is that the best kind?

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