Monday, 4 November 2013

Something fishy going on

I recently embroidered this blackwork design which I have had for over 30 years. The pattern is taken from my first collection of needlework magazines of the 1970' s called `Golden Hands´  and from this invaluable collection grew my great love of all needlework.

I embroidered the fish in the rich rusty colours that were seen but not given in the magazine and used DMC 918, 920, 300, 3771  and 3774, stitched on 28 ct  Brittney Antique White.

I slightly changed the body shape of the first fish and I added a couple of beads and sequins for the eyes and hunted about in my stash for ideas of how to complete the finished embroidery.

I decided to cover one of my notebooks and added more beads because I like to add them wherever possible - just love beads and sequins etc.

Linking this post to Supermom-no cape  stitchery party

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  1. I love anything to do with the ocean so of course I love your fishies :)
    Lovely project - beautiful stitching.

  2. So beautiful, I believe that is blackwork embroidery!!!

    Nice to meet you Sherley. I see that you like to stitching a lot, and you like dolls like me!!
    You have a lovely blog!!

  3. Once again lovely work.
    Whoever gets that journal is a lucky person. Beautiful

  4. It just goes to show that stitchery is timeless.

  5. That fish stitchery made a wonderful notebook cover! The beads are a great addition!

    Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for linking back. Aloha hugs!


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