Monday, January 26, 2009

Drawn Thread

Happy Australia Day to everyone. This has always signalled the end of the summer holidays here in Australia -why should it be different despite being retired for some years? Today I feel I need to make the most of my last day of this year's holidays! Not sure what is on the agenda.

Last week I eventually spent some of my Christmas money on the book by Effie Mitrofanis on Needleweaving . I do want to try something in her style. However I needed to follow Bage's very structured instructions on at least one piece first - this is what I did.

A simple piece based on the centre of a bell pull design from her book on Drawn Thread.
This time I started with guide lines - this took some time but was certainly time well spent, providing checks along the way.
I like the serpentine (zigzag - ) hemstitched section while the foursided stitch provides a nice contrast.
A four inch square provides a lovely size for a pincushion top - now I only need to make the bottom.


Miss 376 said...

I found some instructions I printed off some years ago to start hardanger, seeing the progress you have made is making my fingers itch to give it a go.

Paula Hewitt said...

lovely. im off to allthreads today! i will me moo-less on Friday so we can chat uninteruppted. see you then.

neki desu said...

i learne to do something similar to that w. grandma.she was the queen of that kind of needlework.unfortunately none of it rubbed off on me :(

neki desu

Guzzisue said...

this looks so neat and complicated! maybe one day I will try it.

karen said...

I love needleweaving, it's so therapeutic. These pieces are lovely.