Today I finished making a second little cushion. It’s got lots of hand-embroidered stitches, beads, buttons and wooly bits. It’s approximately 12″ x 12″ and has a feather-filled cushion filler inside and is deliciously plump and squashy.
It’s made from pink wool-rich Tweedy fabric with a funky floral design cotton material over the top.
Finally, a mid-weight linen panel with an appliqué cottage and tree to decorate in the middle.
I’ve been practising:
- Twisted Daisy Border Stitch
- Sheaf Stitch
- Tete De La Boeuf
- Russian Chain Stitch
- Rosette of Thorns
They’re very pretty and not too difficult or fiddly to do nicely.
Some really need some guidelines and perfect for the job is an embroidery marker. Draw on the design or guidelines and when you’re ready to remove them, a quick spritz of water vanishes the pen marks away like magic.
My next project will feature a few of these new stitches and I’m really looking forward to doing something with them. If you’re looking for inspiration and help with hand embroidery, I recommend Sarah’s Hand Embroidery.
It’s a real treasury of stitches, techniques, information, tutorials.