Thursday, December 29, 2016

Three Colored Ribbon - Card Weaving

I tried my hand at Card Weaving (Tablet Weaving).

Card Weaving

* Three Colored Ribbon *
Kit
- Textiles and Straps with Card Weaving / persika
Size
- 33cm long x 1cm wide

The finished ribbon is pretty strong and seems that it can be used for various purposes :)

*

Additional note:
Later I made another ribbon of a different pattern.

Card Weaving

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tudor Rose - Goldwork

Finished a Goldwork Tudor Rose.

Goldwork Tudor Rose

* Tudor Rose *
Kit
- Goldwork Brooch / Felissimo
Materials (not in the kit)
- L'Éclat de Verre cartnnage glue
Size
- 4.5cm


Goldwork Tudor Rose

I tried cartnnage glue on this work and feel easier to cut the outline of fabric.
The glue which gets solid when dried seems to be better.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Acorn - Goldwork

Finished a Goldwork Acorn brooch.

Goldwork Acorn

* Acorn *
Kit
- Goldwork Brooch / Felissimo
Materials (not in the kit)
- Au Ver de Soie Spun Silk 100/3
- Beeswax
Size
- 4*5cm

Goldwork Acorn

For this couching I used thin silk thread said to be used for Goldwork.
A little thicker than the kit thread and the colors fit metal parts well :)

Goldwork Acorn

These are wax pieces to coat sewing thread.
I melted 100% beeswax with a double boiler and poured it into flower molds.

Beeswax

Monday, November 7, 2016

Flower Button - Punto Antico

I have made a flower button with Punto Antico.

Punto Antico Flower Button

* Flower Button *
Materials
- Graziano Pronto Ricamo 38ct
- DMC Coton Perlé n.12
Size
- 2cm
Pattern
- Ciclamino – oggetti a punto antico / Bruna Gubbini

The inside of petals is made of bullion knots :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Pumpkin Tassel

I made a tassel with a pumpkin-ish head made of bullion knots.

* Halloween Pumpkin Tassel *
Materials
- DMC Retors d'Alsace n.8
Size
- 5cm
Textbook
- Nappe e Pendagli / Giuseppa Federici

bullion knots

It's similar to Romanian Point Lace grapes.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Shamrock Brooch : Goldwork

I made a Shamrock brooch of a Goldwork kit.

Goldwork Shamrock

* Shamrock Brooch *
Kit
- Goldwork Brooch / Felissimo

Goldwork Shamrock

Up and down, it's nice either way.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Lady's Smock : Aemilia Ars

I made a scissor fob with a Lady's Smock flower motif.

Aemilia Ars

* Lady's Smock Scissor Fob *
Materials
- DMC Cordonnet Special #80
Size
- 2cm (motif)

Aemilia Ars

A small motif, a small card paper.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Cosmos Flower : Merezhka

Finished a Cosmos flower pincushion with the Merezhka (Ukrainian drawn thread work) technique.

Merezhka

* Cosmos Flower Pincushion *
Materials
- Zweigart Edinburgh 36ct
- DMC Coton a Broder #25
Size
- 9.5cm
Textbook
- Ukrainian drawn thread embroidery / Yvette Stanton

Merezhka

It is drawn thread embroidery and also has the taste of pulled thread work a little.

Merezhka

Tooth Edge and Back Stitch.
The characteristic edging of this embroidery.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Evening Flowers Pouch - Aemilia Ars

I've made a mini pouch with Aemilia Ars motifs.

Aemilia Ars

* Evening Flowers Pouch *
Materials
- Cotton fabric
- DMC Cordonnet Special #60, 70, 80
Size
- 13.5*10.5cm


A forget-me-not motif on the flap.

Aemilia Ars

A rose motif, on the back side of the pouch.

Aemilia Ars

A chandelier motif appears when the flap is opened.

Aemilia Ars

Monday, June 6, 2016

Flower Garden : Punto Caterina de'Medici and Buratto Sfilato

Punto Caterina de'Medici and Buratto Sfilato

Finished a doily with Buratto Sfilato and Punto Caterina De' Medici (aka. Punto Madama).

* Flower Garden Doily *
Materials
- Permin / Wichelt Linen 18ct
- Mountmellick Knitting Cotton 4ply
Size
- 22cm square
Pattern
- Ars Aesis e Punto Caterina De'Medici con Buratto Sfilato / Giuseppa Federici


Punto Caterina de'Medici and Buratto Sfilato

Stitches with thick thread.
They are Holbein Stitch (Double Running Stitch) the same as blackwork, and slightly twisted because when forming the returning stitches the needle enters a little diagonally.

Punto Caterina de'Medici and Buratto Sfilato

Buratto Sfilato
It should be one-stroke drawing so I thought over its route.

Punto Caterina de'Medici and Buratto Sfilato

Corner stitches are Punto Umbro-like.

Bell Flower : Çaput Oyası



Finished earrings with bell motifs of Çaput Oyası (oya made of pieces of cloth).

* Bell Flower Earrings *
Materials
- Cotton fabric
- DMC Special Dentelles #80
- Beads, metal parts
Size
- 1.2cm
Pattern
- Piecework July/August

I found the pattern on this magazine and used Japanese traditional soft cotton fabric called "men-tsumugi" :)



Fiore : Deruta Sfilato

Deruta Sfilato

I made a tea mat with Deruta Sfilato that is one of Italian drawn thread work techniques.

* Fiore Tea Mat *
Materials
- Zweigart Belfast 32ct
- DMC Retors d'Alsace #12
- DMC Coton Perle #8
Tools
- Crochet hook : 1.25mm
Size
- 19.5*36cm
Pattern
- Deruta Sfilato / Maria Elide Melani

Deruta Sfilato

Edging with crochet picots.

Deruta Sfilato

The characteristic fresh white flowers of this technique.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Spring Clover - Buratto Sfilato

Buratto Sfilato

I made a four-leaf clover pincushion with Buratto Sfilato which is one of Italian drawn thread work techniques.

* Spring Clover Pincushion *
Materials
- Permin / Wichelt Linen 18ct
- DMC Coton Perle #8
- DMC Coton A'Broder #30
- Mountmellick Thread #3 medium
Size
- 6.5cm square (without tassels)
Pattern
- Ars Aesis & Punto Caterina De' Medici con Buratto Sfilato / Giuseppa Federici
- Punto Umbro o Sorbello / Giuseppa Federici

Buratto Sfilato

Stitches resemble Filet Lace a little.

Buratto Sfilato

Edging.
Each stitches are the same as Puncetto, like Punto Umbro's edgings.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sampler : Punto Umbro

Punto Umbro Sampler

I got interested in Punto Umbro (aka. Punto Sorbello) which is one of Italian embroidery techniques, and made a sampler.

* Punto Umbro Sampler *
Materials
- Graziano Pronto Ricamo 38ct
- DMC Cebelia #10
Size
- 27*21cm
Pattern
- Punto Umbro o Sorbello / Giuseppa Federici


Punto Umbro Sampler

Edging.
The outside decorative stitches are made in the same way as Puncetto.

Punto Umbro Sampler

The stitches give a 3D sculptural effect and somewhat resembles Casalguidi Embroidery :)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

White Rose : Mekik Oyası

Mekik Oya White Rose

Finished Mekik Oyası white rose earrings.

* White Rose Earrings *
Materials
- Silk machine thread
- Plastic wire : 0.4mm
- Metal parts
Size
- 3cm (flower)


Mekik Oya White Rose

They are made of two layered 3D flower motifs.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Rosebud : Reticella

Reticella Rosebud Tea Mat

I made a Reticella (Reticello) rosebud tea mat.

* Rosebud Tea Mat *
Materials
- Graziano Pronto Ricamo 38ct
- DMC Retors d'Alsace #12
- Anchor Mercer Crochet #100
- DMC Special Dentells #80
- Lizbeth thread #80
Size
- 26*36cm
Pattern
- Herbarium - fiori e colori a reticello / Giuliana Buonpadre
- Jours Anciens de Cilaos, Ile de la Reunion / Mick Fouriscot, Suzanne Maillot

Reticella Rosebud Tea Mat

Punto Antico white stitches around the rose motif.

Reticella Rosebud Tea Mat

The four corner motifs are the Cilaos-flavored :)

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Raindrops : Stumpwork

Stumpwork hydrangea

I stitched on cotton organdy and made Stumpwork hydrangea earrings.

* Raindrops Earrings *
Materials
- Cotton lace thread #120
- Wire #30
- Cotton organdy
- Beads, metal parts
Size
- 2.5cm

Stumpwork hydrangea

The former petals are painted purplish blue, and the latter are not painted.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Spring Field Bookmark : Bordado de Guimarães

Portuguese Embroidery "Bordado de Guimarães" - I had found this gorgeous video a while ago and tried.



* Spring Field Bookmark *
Materials
- DMC Coton Perle #8
- Graziano Ricamo 38ct
Size
- About 7×17.5cm
Pattern
- Portuguese Whitework : Bullion Embroidery from Guimaraes



The fabric is Graziano Ricamo 38ct that I use for the first time.
It is tight woven fine linen, so that firm enough to stitch easily.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Little Stamp : Punt 'e Nù



I made a scissor keeper with the techniques of Punt 'e Nù (Sardinian Knotted Embroidery) from Teulada in Sardegna, Italy.



* Little Stamp*
Materials
- DMC Retors d'Alsace #12
- Zweigart Cashel ct.28
- Swarovski beads, wire, metal parts, cardboard
Size
- 2cm square
Textbook
- Sardinian Knotted Embroidery : Whitework from Teulada


Work in progress.


The needle is inserted from right to left, and makes knots only on the each vertical fabric threads.
(In the case of left-handers, from below to above on the horizontal threads)



This is my first practice.



On the wrong side, stitches are barely visible.