Posts Tagged ‘eyelet stitch’

One or two finished and ongoing oddments.

First, the little blackwork project I started back in November with Alison Larkin. Interlaced border next…


…nearly there…




I can’t believe the last bluework update I posted was at the start of October! It’s gone slowly from this:


to this:


Eyelets as spiky abstract daisies at the bottom.


And another shaded long and short stitch flower.


Creative mending has been on the agenda as well. I needed to mend a slit right at the front of one of my favourite tops where a thread had given up the ghost. There was no way I was going to make it invisible, so I did the darning…


…and added some embroidered trims over the top to make a feature. It’s so good to be wearing this top again, and the motif looks like it was always meant to be there!


And lastly, the piece I started as a work in progress for the Stitch Play workshop. It’s so nearly done, I really ought to get it finished!


Especially as I have a plan for a biggish stitching project in 2018…

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After completing the ruched brooch I made with supplies from my Dad’s shed, I still had some scraps of the muslin left. Inspired by the Casalguidi workshop, I decided to add some random pulled work to one of the scraps using four sided stitch and eyelets.


That reminded me that I hadn’t rusted anything for a while and I had some gorgeous bits of rusty iron just begging to be wrapped. I think those big spirals may be part of an old clock mechanism.


After a week or so outside in the alternate pouring rain and baking sun of a typical British summer:



Lots of possibilities!

I’ve also done a little more of the blue work piece and the second shaded flower is nearly completed.



Getting there slowly…

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This was the project at our last Embroiderers’ Guild meeting before our summer break and it was exactly what I needed after a very hectic last week of work. Nothing like sitting quietly with the calming regularity of canvas stitches to restore your soul a little. At the end of the day I had managed to stitch most of the ‘hard landscaping’ of the paths in cushion stitch and ‘planted’ two and a half beds.

Canvaswork pincushion 1

Two in rice stitch…

Canvaswork pincushion 2

…and the half in eyelet stitch.

Canvaswork pincushion 3

I was enjoying myself so much I took it along to our theatre club panto script reading that evening to stitch the rest of the paths and do some more ‘planting’.

Canvaswork pincushion 4

It’s been the perfect project with which to unwind into the holidays.

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