Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sparkling Sampler

As you may or may not know, I've been taking a class in hand embroidery on Wednesday nights. The second semester has been dedicated to the luneville technique, which is a french technique from applying beads and sequins using a special little pointly needle-like hook called "le crochet de luneville".

The interesting thing about this technique is that you actually work on the back side of the fabric, applying the beads and sequins from underneath. Here's a little glimpse of the very first luneville project I did, a "sampler" of sorts using various beads, sequins and charms.

Full view of the sampler in progress, remember that this is the back side.
Zoom view: the tool is the crochet de luneville and the sequins that are on top are the ones being applied underneath.
Finally Finished - this is the front side
Zoom of Top Portion
Zoom of Bottom Portion


  1. Skills you will be using on your dress!!!!! xoxo

  2. This is hanging in the apartment & looks super!

  3. Samplers are so great. I love this. I know you give so much of your art away ...... maybe this will be a treasure for you to keep? xxx