Wednesday 15 June 2016

Another small thing

Hi everyone,

 Here is the latest  Round in Circles hardanger pattern by Mabel Figworthy.  Each month we are given a small design to embroider which we then make into whatever we like.

I decided to use the design to cover a tape measure as they always make handy gifts and I used Anchor perlé threads, pink, green and ecru...really must buy some more colours as I usually do hardanger embroidery with only white or ecru and therefore have very few colours.

This month I liked the pretty Greek crosses and also the circled outline done in a whipped backstitch.  I definitely need more practise with the chequered chain stitches as mine were very uneven so don´t look too closely.

and I liked the addition of a few seed beads along the double wrapped bars.

If anyone is interested in joining this hardanger SAL, the link is on my sidebar.

  Until next week, happy stitching.

Thursday 2 June 2016


Hello stitching friends and visitors,

Not a lot done this week and nothing completely finished.  I embroidered this Love design because I liked the simple mixture of stitches and colour tones.

The pattern is from the magazine Labores and is shown as a book cover.

but as yet I don´t know what I will make the finished piece into.

I used the recommended threads apart from the gold E3852 which nobody here stocks, so I chose Anchor 303 which I had on hand.

and used fabric from my stash which perhaps wasn´t the best idea as the pattern would probably look better on a darker tone.

I really enjoyed stitching this and must sew it up into something useful and not put it in the UFO drawer.

Until next week.

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