While I work on my buttonhole TAST I thought you would like to see the work of another family artist. My daughter loves dragons and named her Guinea pig after Ramoth the gold dragon in Anne McCaffrey's Pern series. So the Christmas stocking for the Guinea pig has a dragon on it. She designed it by drawing the design on some muslin and then embroidered it with various cotton flosses. I sewed it up and added the name and bow border on the sewing machine.
The same technique is being used on a tapestry we are making with her art club at school. The art club teacher was very receptive to my idea for a state map with various embroidered motifs done by the club. The kids have drawn plants, animals, boats, etc. and will embroider them on muslin which will then be appliqued onto the main map. The main map will be painted on cloth with embroidered outlines. This kids will paint in mountains, water, etc. The final 'tapestry' will hang in the school. I was inspired by the EGA National Tapestry I saw at the National Seminar in October and the wonderful maps being done by Catherine Jordan. Catherine is part of my EGA chapter and graciously came to the art club to teach fabric painting. The kids loved it.