Monday, 5 May 2014

Burden stitch . . .

Burden stitch - love this stitch!!!
a closer look
another view
Burden stitch uses the same colours as the long and short shading, including the DMC Diamant thread at the tips!  It is such a versatile stitch as it can be shaded and turn with the contours of the design.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Left or right . . .

Left or right?  I decided to work the design on the right, although if it was worked on a garment, both left and right would be worked.

Ink jet printed onto fabric - the design has so far been worked with
DMC Diamant thread, and stranded cotton, worked onto a cotton furnishing fabric.

Stitches used include long and short shading, and fishbone - so far!

Detail of fishbone, leading into satin stitch

Friday, 2 May 2014

Embroidered and Embellished

Pencil shaded drawing
This is my final design for Williamsburg, Virginia for the Royal School of Needlework - which will be embroidered and embellished, mainly with stitch, but also with some gold couching too.  

It is another design for a waistcoat or frock coat front, tailored to 18th Century design.