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
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