Sunday, 6 May 2012

What have I been doing allo this time?

Well this:

I really enjoyed making the stuffed white work piece and got a bit carried away.  It's a while since I did a largish piece of embroidery and once I'd started I found it difficult to stop.

Here are sections of the piece:
 Top boarder, lace, stuffed channels with whipped herringbone stitch.
 Second border, halfmoon shapes stuffed, threaded with 'wedding flowers', lazy daisy, stem stitch, bullion knots and beading.
 Third border, stuffed channel with cross stitch and detached chain stitch.  Triangles of felt overlaid with cotton, buttonhole round edges, cretan stitch in ovals with stem stitch round edges.
 Trapunto stuffed circles, some stitched down to create other shapes, french knots, buttonhole bars in several sizes, bullion knots, stab stitches.  Stuffed channel with buttonhole bars.  Botton channel (on right) is straight stitches interlaced with thread and french knot in centre over another stuffed channel.

Last border, these aren't in order or work.  Covered paper balls with bead son top, washers in differing sizes underneath fabric.  Each washer has a different pattern of stitches but all have their centres filled in.  Buttonhole wheels, french knots and stab stitches, raised woven wheels.

And I've also got the top of the table topper finished, it turned out larger than expected but that's okay.  Still got to quilt, back and bind it but that can wait until I get back from holiday.  We're off to Wales tomorrow for a few days.

Oh and I've almost finished May's Journal Page. 


MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Annette. Your embroidery sampler is elegant and sophisticated. Wow, what work! LIked your table topper as well--great design.
best, nadia

TextileQueenie said...

very lovely!