Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Inspiration - Encrusted Embroidery

Update:  Unfortunately Jennifer Rochester's books seem to no longer be available and the links below to work of hers and tutorials no longer work.  Searching on Pinterest does bring up several beautiful examples of her work.

I'm currently working on a piece (you'll get a sneak peek on Monday) that is inspired by encrusted embroidery - not completely encrusted, just inspired by!  In searching for inspiration, I came across the work of Scottish artist Jennifer Rochester.  I was greatly inspired!  Her white on white pieces are wonderful.  You can see more of her work and read her artist's statement here.

 And if you're also inspired, she has a great tutorial for beginning in encrusted embroidery.  

Happy Creating!  Deborah


  1. Hi Deborah, I know this is an old post, but could you help me identify some stitches in Rochester's sea life piece? Specifically the sea urchin thingy. How did she make the dome shape? And the circular anenome-like things? Is that the cup stitch?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Kimberly! I just noticed the link to Kimberly's tutorial was no longer correct and have updated to the link to a PDF she has with lots of information on the stitches she uses and how to do them. I hope this helps!