Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Swedish Doily - Näversöm

Finished a Näversöm doily which is one of the Swedish needlework techniques.

Swedish Naversom Doily

# Swedish Naversom Doily
## Materials
- Wichelt Lambswool Linen 35ct
- Rainbow Linen 16/2
- Londonderry Linen Thread 50/3
- Anchor Mercer Crochet n.100
## Tools
- Stretcher Bars 12x12"
## Size
- 175mm
## Pattern
- Techniques of Swedish Naversom / Ethnic Textile Art by Phyllis Maurer

Swedish Naversom Doily

Ground stitches are made with thick thread and gives soft and warm impression.

Swedish Naversom Doily

Swedish Naversom Doily

Embroidery is worked from the the reverse side of the fabric, so the wrong side while at work will be the right side finally.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Cosmos Flower Doily - Merezhka

Finished a Whitework doily.

Merezhka Doily

# Cosmos Flower Doily
## Materials
- Graziano Pronto Ricamo 38ct
- DMC Coton à Broder n.25, n.20
- DMC Cordonnet Spécial n.80
## Size
- 140mm
## Textbook
- Ukrainian drawn thread embroidery / Yvette Stanton
- Ukrainian Whitework / Gay Eaton

Merezhka Doily

Ecru fabric and blanc thread, it's my favorite combination.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tiny Doily - Nyzynka

Finished a tiny doily with the Ukrainian 'Nyzynka' technique.

Nyzynka

# Tiny Doily
## Materials
- Zweigart Edinburgh 36ct
- DMC Coton à Broder n.16, n.25
## Size
- 120 x 80 mm
## Pattern
- Technique of Ukrainian Nyzynka / Ethnic Textile Art by Phyllis Maurer

Nyzynka

Colored threads are hardly visible from reverse.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tin Pincushion - Stitching

I made a simple pincushion for learning Italian Insertion Stitch.

Italian Insertion Stitch

# Tin Pincushion
## Materials
- Graziano Pronto Ricamo 38ct
- DMC Retors d'Alsace n.12
- Quilt batting, tin can, etc.
## Size
- 90 x 55mm

Italian Insertion Stitch

The width of the insertion is about 6.5mm.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Rose and Forget-me-not Handkerchief - Lierse Kant

I made a handkerchief with Lierse Kant (Lace from Lier, Belgium) which is one of tulle embroidery techniques with a tambour hook.

Lierse Kant Handkerchief

# Rose and Forget-me-not Handkerchief - Lierse Kant
## Materials
- Legacy Linen Cambric fabric
- Cotton tulle : 14hpi
- DMC Cordonnet Special n.70, 60, 30
- DMC Broder Machine n.50
- Mother of pearl beads

Lierse Kant Handkerchief

Layered chain stitches make a slight 3D effect.

Lierse Kant Handkerchief

A full view.

Lierse Kant Handkerchief

Mother of pearl beads.