Thursday, 17 May 2012

Swap embroidery

I've been working on my item for the Modern She Made swap this week. By Sunday night I had made really good progress on the main part of the sewing machine cover, but this week has been about the embroidery panel, and I've really enjoyed sitting in front of the telly with a little hand sewing.

This is the finished panel and the work for the weekend is to finish off the whole piece, but I couldn't resist sharing the embroidery with you today. The design is my own, and I know I should be more modest, but I am really pleased with how it's turned out.

Most of the design is in backstitch, with a fair amount of satin stitch. I knew fairly early on that I only wanted to use one coour thread, so I've also used chain stitch, lazy daisy stitch and french knots to create variety and I used one and two strands of DMC stranded cotton to add texture.

I do love orange at the moment - I just hope my partner does too!

I'm linking up to There and Back

13 comments:

Anne said...

That is darling! You do beautiful hand work. How big is it?

shannon said...

oh, i wish i was in the swap and was lucky enuf to be paired with you... love it!!

A Home In The Highlands said...

Somehow I missed this when I first came to your blog, but I don't think I can put into words how awesome I think this is.Just so lovely, delicate and intricate. I honestly don't think anyone could NOT love that.

Cherie said...

That's so cute! Love the colour and all the little sewing elements!! =D

Jess said...

Don't be modest - its superb! Like really, really clever - who could honestly not love it?

Beth said...

This is adorable! Love it!

Katie said...

I remember this in the flickr group when it was just a line drawing! It looks fantastic! Thank you so much for linking it up to The Handmade Parade!

Barbara said...

Well, that is just precious.

Nic said...

It's beautiful! I think it was the right decision to keep it to a single colour. Sometimes the more simple option works the best :)

Elaine said...

It is a beautiful design. You have a right to be modest, it is lovely work. :)

Anonymous said...

You need to sell as pattern love it

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

The embroidery is wonderful Jennie!! Looks soooo great!

waggonswest said...

No need to be modest. It is a wonderful design and has been stitched beautifully.