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.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Spanish Afternoon : Bordado de Lagartera

I have made a lace pillow cover with Spanish embroidery techniques.



* Spanish Afternoon *
Materials
- OOE Flower Thread
- Anchor Mercer Crochet #100
- Zweigart Cashel ct.28
Pattern
- Spanish Embroidery by Uchida Momoko
Size
- 40 × 55 cm



The characteristic Dove's Eyes of Bordado de Lagartera (Lagartera Embroidery) in Castilla.



The inland stitches.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wild Flower : Cutwork

Finished the second project of the Cutwork kit.



* Wild Flower Mini Doily *
Materials
- DMC Coton a Broder #16 (green is not in the kit)
- DMC Coton Perle #12 (for hemstitch / not in the kit)
Kit
- Felissimo's Cutwork kit
Size
- 15.5cm square

I tried green thread for stems and leaves.

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This is a Punto Antico work designed by erba that I stitched before.



The edging is made of two rows 'Punto Quadro (Four Sided Stitch)' that is instructed on 'Orli. Come realizzarli e decorarli'.