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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Thistle.

This little thistle was part of a recent commission. It is in a slightly heraldic style with long and short leaves and flower head with extra straight stitches for all the spikes. All worked in stranded cotton. It looks shiny as the lengths are kept very short for working. Frustrating as you only do a few stitches of each colour but vital to keep a good sheen on the thread.
Thistle stitched in long and short with stranded cotton on silk dupion.

7 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Margaret is and my favourite style of embroidery . I find it so relaxing .

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    1. Thank you Daisy. It is also my favourite, I could silk shade every day and never get bored!

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  2. Um....that is wonderfully gorgeous! It is exactly what I have been looking for to put on a pillow I am making. Any chance I could get that pattern, buy it, whatever? Thank you for your consideration.

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    1. Hi,thank you so much, I do not currently sell my designs but may do in the future.

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  3. hola .me encanto !!! me dirias por favor que puntos se emplean desde ya gracias.

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  4. La puntada se llama puntada larga y corta, también llamada pintura de hilo.

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  5. Ypu had a good inspirations...usted es la inspiración con ese bella puntada

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