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May 28, 2012

DIY: Ombre Embroidery

What do you get when you combine these fabric hoops

with this stack of fabric?

A whole new wall hanging. Oh, yes. I totally took the fabric out of one of the hoops and replaced it with some white cotton from my stash. I love the ombre trend that’s still going strong and when I saw this post on Design Sponge…I was hooked. Inspired.

I bought two shades of orange embroidery thread and two shades of yellow. You could definitely use more/less.

I started with a simple straight stitch, using the darkest color.

Gradually fading into the lighter shades of thread, I moved on with different types of stitches. Get creative with it…have fun…go crazy!

My oranges don’t look that different in the pictures, but they are. The bottom three rows are definitely darker. I finished the top with the same stitches/thread that I started with.

Tell me you’re in love…


Happy Monday!

Enjoying the Good Life,



This week, I’m linking up with:

The DIY Showoff Project Parade ~ Made by You Mondays ~ Embellishing Life Everyday ~ Just Something I whipped up Monday  ~ The CSI project ~ Menu Plan Monday ~ C.R.A.F.T.  ~ The Southern Institute ~ Making the World Cuter ~ Thrify Décor Chick ~ Metamorphosis Monday ~ Sumo Sweet Stuff ~ Gunny Sack ~ Singing Three Little Birds ~DIY Homes Sweet Home ~ Dittle Dattle ~ 1929 Charmer ~ Everything Under the Moon  ~ ModMix Monday ~ Sew Stylish ~ Coastal Charm ~ Under the Table and Dreaming Get Your Craft ~ Tip Junkie ~ Blackberry Vine ~ Crafty Confessions ~ Me & my Boys ~ A Bowl Full of Lemons ~ Home Stories A-Z ~ My Uncommon Slice of Suberbia  ~ Carolyn’s Homework ~ Sugar Bee Crafts ~ House of Grace ~ Passionately Artisitc ~ My World Made by Hand ~ Uncommon Designs ~ Trendy Treehouse Somedays Crafts ~ Sew Much Ado ~ Sew Woodsy ~ Handy Man, Crafty Woman ~ Savvy Southern Style ~ {Primp} ~ Rae Gun Ramblings ~ Polkadots On Parade ~ Lollipop Cards ~ JAQS Studio ~ Let Birdz FlyMy Girlish Whims Transformation Thursdays ~ Somewhat simple ~ Show off your stuff ~ House of Hepworths ~ Delightful Order ~ My Simple Home Life ~ The Frugal Girls ~ Thrifty Thursday ~ DIY Diva Thursday ~ Tablescape Thursday ~ No Minimalists Here ~ Crafty, Scrappy, Happy ~ Thrifty Decorating ~ Between U and Me ~ 36th Avenue The Shabby nest  ~ Show and Tell Friday ~ Finding Fabulous ~ I’m Loving it ~ Simply Sweet Home ~ Whipper Berry ~ Chic on a Shoestring decorating ~ Spunky Junky ~ Delicate Construction ~ Homemaker in Heels ~ Family Ever After~ French Country Cottage ~ Common Ground ~ Young And Crafty ~ At the Picket Fence ~ Fingerprints on the Fridge ~ Miss Mustard Seed ~ Addicted to Decorating ~Bacon Time with The Hungry Hypo ~ Making Lemonade ~ I Can’t Stop Crafting ~ Over the Big Moon ~ Shabby Art ~ Answer is Chocolate


  1. So in love!

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks, Cathy! I love it, too! You should give it a try!

  2. Kenda,

    Way to go making old fashion needle point trendy! Cross-stitching is one of my long-time loves. But I always ended up stitching something for a baby or someone else. This would be worth trying and keeping for myself.

    I followed you over from the 1929 Charmer linky party. I would love if you stopped by my blog.

    Thanks for sharing,

  3. I want to make this! Where is the best place to find fabric hoops?


    • goodwillsc

      I’ve seen them at Michaels. Use a 40% off coupon!

  4. This is such a fun idea. The ombre with the stitch samples is a winning combination.

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks, so much!

  5. This looks GORGEOUS! So fun! I love embroidery and I’m so excited to see a great idea… I’m going to have to make one like this some day soon! Thanks for inspiring me! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  6. I absolutely LOVE this! Great project! I’d love for you to link up to my first ever linky party, Ta-Da Tuesday 🙂 check it out HERE ! <3 from your newest follower, I'd be delighted if you'd follow back!

  7. Embroidery is my most recent obsession (learning to do it was one of my New Year’s Resolutions)

    I’m definitely taking a mental note to do this. I think it would look absolutely charming in my craft room. Thanks for sharing and checking out my blog!

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks for stopping by! I’d love to see a picture of your project if you decide to do it!