Saturday, July 21, 2007
A Cottage Garden
I am doing a happy dance this morning as I have just finished the stitching part of "A Cottage Garden".
This is a Kris Richards of South Australia design taken from the fantastic Australian magazine called Inspirations, issue 53.
I must say that I have learned a lot doing this project and it will greatly help me when I tackle other similar projects from them.
This Cottage Garden will be turned into a needlecase. I believe that I can never have too many. What I want to do is keep different sorts of needles in different needlecases, so when I want to find some straw/milliners or embroidery/crewel or tapestry, etc. I will get one of my needlecases and start stitching.
In this design, here is the list of stitches that have been used: blanket stitch pinwheel, bullion knot, bullion loop, couching, detached chain, fly stitch, French knots, granitos, rosette stitch, running stitch, satin stitch, stem stitch and straight stitch.
One book that I have that has been real helpful for helping me along with those stitches is the book called "The Embroidery Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Thread Embroidery. This is again an Inspirations book published by Country Bumpkin Publications.
Now, I will need to get busy doing the finishing. Will have a look at my fabric and see what will go well with it. When it is all done, will add another photo.