My love for hand embroidery and Japan have been well-documented on Sew RED-y. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that I’ve combined the two to make anime-inspired embroideries!
Every [cool] girl that grew up in the ’90s is familiar with Sailor Moon. Who wouldn’t love the idea of your average high school girl actually being a superhero and Moon Princess behind the scenes?
I had the random idea of doing all of the inner senshi with flower crowns and absolutely adore how they came out!The first one I made was of course Sailor Moon herself. I used a worn old work shirt for the fabric, sashiko thread for the face, and regular cotton embroidery thread for the flowers and earrings.
The second senshi had to be Sailor Jupiter – my favorite! I kind of relate to her a bit more than the others. I’m usually the tall one and may have threatened to kick people’s butts a couple of times… but I don’t share the same love of cooking, though…
Next is Sailor Mercury, Ms. Smarty-Pants… kidding, I love her, too!
And of course, Sailor Mars, who is probably my second-favorite. Fire is the shiznit.
And finally, Sailor Venus. 🙂
I should probably make Luna and Artemis, too…
Anyway, I felt like doing something a little different and jumped into Studio Ghibli. I’ve wanted to embroider Totoro for a long time and finally got around to doing it!
I love the look of the green French knots… one of my favorite stitches to do!
I love how hand embroidery combines my love of drawing and sewing. Anyone else out there sharing in the hand embroidery love? What would you make?