Friday, May 23, 2008

Old Country: Slow progress



I have managed to do a little more on Old Country while doing a million other things. Well maybe not, a million thing, but you get the idea (big grin). I am still having fun with it as it is such an interesting design with so many fun stitches that I normally don't use.

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The other day I came across a very interesting website called Vetty Creations . I guess that by now everybody knows that I like to do a little bit of this and a little bit of that, so I was very happy when I came across that site.
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While spending time on Yvette Stanton's site I discovered many wonderful projects as well as books about Ukrainian drawn thread embroidery, Mountmellick embroidery and Hardanger. After reading a bit about her books, I decided to go hunting for them here in the USA and found them at Stitching Bits and Bobs. There are only two out of the three books listed on their website but they did have the Hardanger one also. I was happily surprised by their fast service.
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What attracted me to these books is the fact that there are lots and lots of photos showing step-by-step instructions to help me along as I try those new techniques. I have done some hardanger embroidery, but have not yet done anything using the other two techniques, so these books will become very handy.
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Yvette also has a blog called White Threads and a few Yahoo groups to help those interested to learn more.
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Going back to my stitching now as I still have a bit more to do before I can call this one finished :-)
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Pierrette =^..^=

7 comments:

Terry said...

Love the bright flash of the mauve thread it really lifts it, this is coming along really well

Cyn said...

Hi Pierrette,

That is a lot of progress and a very beautiful and clear picture/scan. Wow!

And yes, I know about getting distracted. I've been thinking about stitching a Biscornu all week and I'm hoping to find time this weekend. :-)

This won't be just for me as I might be able to include this technique in my programs to teach children and teens how to stitch. Or that at least is my justification! :-)

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

NCPat said...

Wow! Great progress! This certainly has lots of interesting stitches!

alarttex said...

Your work in is beautiful Pierrette!, also thanks by the links.

Maria del Valle

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Cynthia,

I love biscornus. Terry made one for me as a Christmas gift. I have not done any myself, but been thinking about it.

Looking forward to see yours.

Pierrette =^..^=

Pat Winter said...

Your work is beautiful. The texture and color are amazing in this piece.

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Thanks, Pat :-)

Pierrette =^..^=