Friday, September 7, 2018

Embroidered edges

As I mentioned last week, I have been managing to sneak in a wee bit of stitching. I had made the Mountain Oak into a pillow before I went overseas last month, but the more I looked at it, the more unfinished it looked...


I had finished the edges with just a narrow flange, but it just looked too bland. I have used this edging on other pillows, adding a bit of stitching over the top of just a hint of colour like I did on Scarlet Glory but I felt this one needed more than just a hint of colour.

SCARLET GLORY
So I set about filling the entire edge with close blanket stitch using up some of all the left-over yarn.


It was fun and relaxing just picking up colour after colour and slowing working my way around the edge. If you have ever done a class with me, you will know how much I love blanket stitch... It is such a versatile stitch for embroidery, but I guess using it as an edging stitch is what it was originally used for.



I am so much happier with the way the pillow looks now it has a colourful edge. Next question...
should I do something about those corners? They look awfully white now. I think will need to add something - not embroidery, but.. I have an idea, I want to try out.


The other thing I did this week was pack Mountain Oak Kits

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful work, design and embroidery! Really stunning!

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  2. Прекрасная подушка!

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  3. Lovely Embroidered edge you have made.
    Thanks for your unique ideas and quality stitches tutorials.

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