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.

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


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

  2. Прекрасная подушка!

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