Tuesday, 28 January 2014

European Folk Art Stitching

As soon as I saw this design I knew it was one I would have to stitch . . .

I am really drawn to the European Folk Art style of Sylvia's design, but rather than make it up into a cushion I stretched the finished piece over a canvas (pictured below hanging in a collection with Lynette Anderson's Our Home applique and Rosalie Quinlan's Heartsong stitchery).


The blue linen is something I've been wanting to work with for a while and I really like the effect of the tone on tone stitchery.


I love the mandala-like central medallion . . .


and the openness of the chain stitched outer leaves.


I like the satin stitch circles (although there were a few moments when I thought they would never be done) and I really enjoyed working the chain stitch. I think it gives such a depth and interest to the  stitching.

This is a style of stitching that I will definitely use again! I'm thinking large cushions. And lots of colour . . .


Pattern: Stitchery Cushion
Designer: Sylvia Frazer
Publication: http://sylviastitch.blogspot.com.au/

Fabric: Dress linen
Threads: DMC 932

2 comments:

Sylvia said...

Wow Sue. Your stitchery had turned out so well. Lovely to see it done differently. Looks great with your other lovely work as well.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

So lovely! :)
Greetings from Finland!
Hugs, Ulla

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