Praise for Royal Elephant Project

Hi Ananda,

My name is Morag Lewer and I live in Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa.

I was so taken with your ‘Royal Elephant’  which I am delighted to say I have completed and LOVED the project!  That’s with thanks to you!

My interpretation is somewhat different:

I used metallic satin fabric to create  the Elephants – in some instances, I edited some of the pieces to combine them into one hooping.   They were then stitched onto black velvet as my backing. I took a photograph of one of my lamps from which I digitised the columns in my 5D Software and stitched them on red velvet in 3D as well.

I used Sue Box Metallic Thread Jewels for the arches which were embellished with Swarovski Crystals. For the border, I used Embroidery Library’s ‘Mehndi Peacock Accents, which I edited to create an ‘endless’ embroidered border.  That was a real task and comprised 32 hoopings and about 700,000 stitches on black upholstery suede.

Besides the fact that I stitched one of my fingers to the project and was ‘stabbed’ and ripped by the pins due to the weight of the project, I am pleased to say that I finally reached my goal!

I thank you for your ceaseless creativity and now wish to embark on several of your other projects which I have bought over time from Secrets of Embroidery.

This was without doubt an exciting project!

I wish you well and with sincere gratitude!
Heaps of love and cyber hugs
Morag Lewer

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                                                           Horse 3

For customers who already have purchased the FSL horse bookmarks: please feel free to contact me, by leaving a comment below, if you are interested in the mulberry paper technique and I will send you the folder with all 6 modified designs. You are welcome to view an illustrated PDF  here.

For those who have not purchased the FSL horse bookmarks yet: The zip files will be up-dated to both, lace & mulberry paper version and up-loaded shortly. I can assure you that it creates a lot of fun to work with mulberry paper. 

Ursula: Inspiration Mutz Designs