In these posts I want to share some of my favorite pieces, which will include wall hangings, small works, pillows, purses, and just because pieces, enjoy!
This piece was created for my book, The Embroidery Book, by C&T Publishing. The inspiration for the base were the two hand-dyed marbleized fabrics, and I used every last bit here! I cut them into strips, and pieced the remaining sections with bleached muslin fabric. I used left-over strips of a batik fabric for the binding and back. The center square, and the third row of muslin fabric is where the bulk of the embroidery stitches are worked, I love how only a bit of that fabric shows through the stitches. The stitches are worked in four skeins of perle cotton #5 and nine skeins of cotton floss, using solid and variegated colors. Vintage green glass beads were used for the accents.
Embroidery Stitches Used
- Decorative stitches: Gwen’s rose stitch, Jill’s flower stitch, lazy daisy stitch flower, French knot flower, fly stitch side-by-side, buttonhole circle stitch, barnacle stitch, whip-stitch star
- Detail stitches: French knot stitch, lazy daisy stitch, fly stitch
- Border rows: chain stitch, French knot stitch
Happy Stitching to You! Christen
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Love it. I am trying to embroider on top of quilts but find it too difficult to push the needle through the layers.
Stitching through several layers of fabric and batting can be a challenge. I would suggest checking to make sure your needle is sharp and the correct size for the thread/s that you are working with. Happy Stitching! ~C
Thanks for the tip.