Friday, December 14, 2007

A Stitched Insert ....

c.1993 DJV Designs
Designed by Dorothy Van Kalsbeek

Insert stitched for my wooden needlecase. (more info HERE) Design size is 29x67.

I used Mill Hill Petite Glass Beads: #40123; 42024; 42029. DMC Floss: #451; 501; 502; 503; 712; 3722; 224; 223; 951; 3752; 3756. DMC Perle Coton #12 ecru. Stitched on Antique White 36-count Edinborough linen.

Stitches/techniques: Cross Stitch; backstitch; long arm cross; plait; pulled thread ring stitch; drawn thread with latice openwork (I've never seen openwork like this -- no hemstitch or reinforced edge -- just "gather" the fibers!); queen stitch; double running stitch (substituted beads for the french knots!!!).

I admit looking up the stiches in books [from my closet]. I didn't think the diagrams/instructions were easy to follow. AND there was a special note saying "these instructions are written for those who are familiar with cross stitch and have experience with linen." For such a smallish project -- there was quite a variety of needlework involved. I'm going to look at this during daylight -- for errors, or whatever, before I lace it to the board [came with kit] and tape it to my needlecase.

12 comments:

Cheryl said...

What a pretty piece! It looks really great, perfect for the box

Doris said...

oh! is lovely, i like very much !, this work have a lot of stitches!but the result is amazing. i like the beads too.
congratulations

Annemarie said...

Well, It looks faultless to me! What a fabulous finish :o)

Barbara said...

It really is gorgeous, Lelia!!

Sally said...

Wow you have been busy since I last visited. It is gorgeous!

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous, congratulations

Mary said...

This is just beautiful! Please tell me what the name/designer is. I'd love to have it to make for a new baby...of course take "needles" off!

Jenna said...

It's beautiful! You did a wonderful job. :)

Margie said...

that is very cute!

Suzanne said...

This is such a beautiful piece and you really have stitched so perfectly.

Cathy B said...

Wow Lelia, your needles are smokin' these days! It's a beautiful finish!

mymarkdesigns said...

very pretty! congrats on the finish :)

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