Saturday, 21 May 2011

Canvas Work Pin Cushion

What could be better than spending a day stitching with a group of like-minded ladies? That's exactly what I did at the Stitching On The Lake day, hosted once again by Sylvia and Fiona.

The day begins with a wonderful bag of goodies - kits for 6 lovely stitching projects.

Then the dilemma . . .  which one to do first!

I decided to do this canvas work pin cushion because I hadn't really done this sort of thing before and thought I'd give it a try.

For some reason it took me a while to get my head around it. I don't know why. I mean, I don't have any trouble with counted cross stitch, but getting started and counting correctly on this one took its toll. I unpicked the centre a couple of times due to mis-counting, but then, once I got going I was alright!

I chose colours that looked a bit Civil War era to me in the thread box, but the end result feels more Moroccan! I'm really pleased with the end result. The little band around the sides looks like a hat band. The 2 stitches are rice stitch and long legged cross stitch - I really like the braid effect with that one I must say. The whole thing is quite petite at just 2 1/2" square, which I think adds to the appeal.

I don't think this is the end of my canvas work adventure . . . more like just the beginning!

Pattern: Canvas work Pincushion
Designer: Peaceful Threads By Fiona


Sylvia said...

Hi Sue. Your canvas work looks fantastic. I plan to take that one away with me on holidays to do! Love the colours you have chosen.

Terry said...

Your canvas work is a GEM It does have the feel of a fine rug.
Sounds like you had a good time. Nice

FIONA said...

Sue your canvas work looks fantastic! Well done !! I knew that counting wouldn't get the better of you! Now ... how about those other five projects???? xx

Secret Admirer said...

This has turned out wonderfully. It is nice to see it all finished. I have finally completed mine too and am now on the hunt for some matching coloured pins. Looking forward to seeing what your next canvas project might end up being.

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