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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Finished atlast-Ms.Lily in the garden

I've finally finished my very own BE project.Here it is.

Iam still undecided about the butterfly near the lady.Should I or should I not?? It looks rather artificial there.

Here are some snaps of the various flowers.

Flowers stitched using double caston and french knots for the center.Lazy daisy for the red flowers.

Flowers with Bullion, cross needle method and button hole wheel
Flowers with french knots, bullion and lazy daizy.
Bullion flowers...

Bird bath and flowers with blanket stitch,cas ton and detached buttonhole.The red flower on the left of the bird bath was my rather pathetic attempt to recreate a tulip :)) Now you know why I refrained from naming the flowers.Either they don't resemble the actual ones or they are just the product of my imagination.However, Iam rather proud about this whole thing..all my own..you are free to get inspired from the snaps,but do link back to me please.


Iam off to wash the piece.Hopefully the colors won't run.Will update you on the aftermath of the same.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Useful Embroidery resources

Hello, Ladies.Me back to googling around the web for useful stuff. Let me share what I found.

A study on Five Period Embroidery stitches by Jane Stockton.Those interested in learning how basic stitches were used in olden times would find enjoy this document . Has good number of images of centuries old embroidery.

If you are an absolute beginner or someone who wants to refresh their embroidery skills or if you want to improve your bullions or french knots this document at magicembroidery would be perfect. It has very good pictorial explanations of some basic stitches including the Bullion .I found the bullion explanation absolutely superb.
I found another link which seemed to be a reproduction of material from books like Beetons book of needlework.Here it is http://www.knitheaven.com/vintagepatterns/embroideryindex.htm
What do you think ? Aren't these good discoveries?
Enjoy!!!
Deepa