Wednesday, January 22, 2014

SAL Mon Cahier De Broderie

  A  very gracious lady, Covi   at  is hosting a Stitch-A-Long. One page of embroidery per month, to conclude in a bound cloth book.

Each section highlights a few different stitches. The first square will have flowers made with spiderweb and woven spider web petals and stems of a variation of feather stitch. 

I'm not very good at the stitches yet but having fun none the less.

Feather stitch leaves ( different from fly stitch), whipped back stitch, laced back stitch.

Running stitch, whipped running stitch, laced running stitch.

Bayeux stitch variation. I think I would get a smoother result using a single thread, maybe size 12 pearl cotton. For stitch tutorials please see Mary Corbett's NeedleNThread videos.

Thank you to Covi  ( ) for all the hard work to make this stitch sample book possible.écouverte-traditionnelle/dp/275651005X/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390935366&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=mon+cahier+de+broidere

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Finishing & Signing a Project

To sign or not to sign. No signature leaves people guessing who, and others disappointed. Signing ones name to a piece of art that was someone else's design but your own interpretation, your own hours  of labor, leaves one feeling like part of it still belongs to them. Thus after a pep talk from a designer--I opted to sign discreetly.
Washed, pressed, pinned to mat board, and laced up.
You can find the 'how to prepare your embroidery for framing' on Mary Corbett's 

Ready for the framer.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Winter Project

I won Blissful Beginnings from Wooly Thread's facebook  give-a-way  in 2012. I am working through a beautiful  embroidery challenge "Gentle Touch" blanket. The book  is on sale today only at half price.

Yummy wool and silk on wool Challis.