Sea Captain Embroidery – FINISHED!

If you follow me on Instagram (@randomactsofamy), you know that I’ve been working on this sea captain pattern for a while. I’d start, stop, start back up again. Life happens, and I didn’t even embroider for over a month! I have an injury to my left shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, and fingers that sometimes is so bad that embroidering is too painful. This is such a stunning pattern, and I wanted to finish him up so badly, so when I had a point where I was feeling fairly well, I got to it.

I’ve named him Bartholomew the Brave. The French knots are silver metallic floss, and I’m pretending that they’re stardust. There were a lot of little lines in his hat to stitch, and I think it gives the piece such great texture. After I was finished, I mounted him in a vintage metal embroidery hoop.

Do you want to stitch your own Sea Captain pattern? You can purchase him on pre-printed fabric from Cozy Blue.

Here are some pictures of the progress of this piece:

I’m down to the end of stitching the Salty Sea Captain pre-printed pattern by @cozyblue ! All I have left to do are the waves, but I’ve tried different stitch techniques, colors, and floss thicknesses, and I just haven’t been happy, and I’ve ripped it out about 7 times. I think I need to set him aside for a little while so I can percolate on what to do. . .. … …. ….. …… ……. #embroidery #redhat #beard #awesomebeard #pipe #sashiko #red #seacaptain #saltyseacaptain #cozybluestitchclub #texture #colorful #thrive #thriver #thriverforlife #randomactsofamy #color #palette #colorpalette #colorful #handembroidery #handembroideryartist #modernembroiderymovement #embroideryart #embroideryartist #flossshading #whippedbackstitch #backstitch

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⚓️ Finished!! Oh, how I love this salty sea captain hoop I embroidered 😍 I’ve named him Bartholomew – isn’t he a handsome gent? Check out my last post to see a closeup of how I stitched him. I was having problems trying to figure out how I wanted to stitch the waves. I ended up stitching them in whipped backstitch, & love the raised effect. I bought him on pre-printed fabric from @cozyblue and I encourage you to do the same. Liz is wonderful, & her patterns are awesome! I mounted him in a vintage metal hoop that had a price tag for 15 cents from a store called Murphy’s on the inside. #embroideryartist #artist #handembroideryartist #hoopart #embroideryhoopart #embroidery #handembroidery #seacaptain #saltyseacaptain #stardust #embroideryhoop #modernembroidery #modernembroiderymovement #embroideryinstaguild #contemporaryembroidery #embroideryart #embroiderersofinstagram #embroiderylove #abmlifeiscolorful #creativelifehappylife #cozybluestitchclub #redhat #beard #awesomebeard #pipe #sashiko #red #whippedbackstitch #metalhoop #vintagehoop

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