Friday, January 29, 2016

Custom Hand Embroidered Pet Portraits Using Thread Painting Techniques

NOTE: Our Hand Embroidered Art has taken off and demanded its own shop so please find these wonderful items at Harrison Custom Gifts, also on Etsy and their blog can be found HERE.

I am still doing hand embroidered wedding items but also enjoy doing custom hand embroidered pet portraits. Our pets are so much a part of our lives and I so enjoy making a special image of them for you to treasure through the years. It takes many hours of work to make these pet portraits, one thread at a time, all made completely by hand.I use a technique known as "thread painting" which uses one thread at a time to layer on the colors of the embroidery floss to create a beautiful portrait. I am happy to combine multiple pets on one hoop if you like. I would suggest the larger hoop for more than one pet.

I use 4", 5" or 6" bamboo embroidery hoops with the finest DMC cotton floss to make these images. I will need at least one detailed photo with good light of your pet. The more detailed the photo, the more detailed I can make your portrait.

I would love to know any details you want to share about your pet to help me understand his/her personality. Please share the name you would like added to the portrait or any custom details you would like to have included. Please contact me with these custom details prior to purchasing the listing. If you have a pet that has gone on before you to Heaven, I can make you a portrait from your photographs to memorialize your sweet pet.

Thank you for visiting 4girlsdesigns blog today. Please take a moment to visit the shop on Etsy today!

Happy 2016! Hand Embroidered Wedding Gifts

HAPPY 2016! 

Are you looking for custom hand embroidered wedding handkerchiefs, tie patches, wedding dress labels or a custom hand embroidered pet portrait? Please come to 4girlsdesigns for all of those!!

Wow, 2015 was a whirlwind for my family. After moving to Florida one of my daughters met the man of her dreams, they were together a year and became engaged and the wedding date was chosen for early January 2016. They desired to have a Hobbit-themed wedding which meant handmade items were needed! It was so much fun, everyone had a wonderful time in Hobbiton. 

I have included some of the embroidered wedding items in my shop that are available for any style of wedding. I hope that you find what you are looking for and if not please send me a conversation through my Etsy shop, with the details of you want your custom embroidered items to look like. I can embroidered pillows using wedding or engagement photos. 

Brides: An important thing to remember when your wedding day is approaching: Don't wait until the last two weeks to try and choose gifts for your parents who have put so much into making your Wedding Day special. Order your special message to them to be carefully hand embroidered on a handkerchief or tie patch to let them know how special they are to you. Don't forget the Groom, his parents, Grandparents...include these in your plan from the beginning so you can get exactly what you want.