Thursday, November 26, 2015

Practice : Ricamo su Tulle

Started an Italian Tulle Embroidery (Ricamo su Tulle) practice.



This is the basic stitch called 'Punto Due (stitch two)', which contains two threads in one row.
From left, DMC Coton a Broder #30, Cebelia #40, Mouline Special #25, and Tubino (all BLANC).

* Practice *
Materials
Cotton Tulle
DMC Coton a Broder #30
DMC Cebelia #40
DMC Mouline Special #25
DMC Tubino
DMC Cordonnet Special #60
Stitches
from 'Ricamo su Tulle, Ars Panicalensis manuale di base'



These are variations made of DMC Cordonnet Special #60.
From left, the stitch names are 'Punto Uno (stitch one)', 'Righine (stripes)', 'Punto Indietro (stitch back)', and 'Righine e Punto Indietro (stripes and stitch back)'.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Italian Tea Time : Puncetto and Sfilato Siciliano

With square motifs inserted into linen fabric, I have made a tea mat.



* Italian Tea Time *
Materials
Bocken linen #50/3
Anchor Mercer Crochet #100
DMC Cordonnet Special #60
DMC Retors d'Alsace #12
DMC Cebelia #40
Zweigart Edinburgh 36ct
Size
33.5 x 22cm
Pattern
Il ragno piccolo / 'A Scuola di Puncetto Valsesiano'
Tutorial: Punto Chiaromonte / 'Ricamo, embroidery, broderie, bordado,.....'



Hemstitches, four sided stitches, and diagonal stitches called 'Punto Civera' are used in the outer drawn thread work in the Italian style.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Small Square : Puncetto and Sfilato Siciliano

Finished a needle lace Puncetto Valsesiano mini motif with linen thread.



The thread is twisted more loosely than the cotton crochet thread I used before and stitches also become puffy :)
I heard that this geometric 'ragno' motif ('spider' in English. This small one is called 'il ragno piccolo = a small spider') is one of the Puncetto basic patterns.
In many works I often see them.

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This is a mini flower motif made with the technique of 'Sfilato Siciliano (Sicilian Drawn Thread Work)'.
To make them, I made nets like Filet Lace by drawing threads and embroidered flowers there.

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* Motifs *
Materials
Bocken linen #50/3
Anchor Mercer Crochet #100
DMC Cordonnet Special #60
Zweigart Edinburgh 36ct
Pattern
Il ragno piccolo / 'A Scuola di Puncetto Valsesiano'
Tutorial: Punto Chiaromonte / 'Ricamo, embroidery, broderie, bordado,.....'

Monday, November 9, 2015

Fiore II : Aemilia Ars

Finished the second flower and made one flower with this as in the book.



* Fiore *
Materials
Anchor Mercer Crochet #80
Wire #30
Ribbon, beads
Pattern
'Fiore' from 'Corso Base Due'

The new flower is made of variegated thread.