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Friday, January 08, 2010

Embroidered bedlinen - Another block

Last time when I had posted the full view of the Embroidered bedlinen, there were a couple of blocks that had been reserved for another day. One was the ceylon stitch block and the next one is this...



I took this pic in the evening -that's why the dull image. The stitch I've used here for petals is not usually used for florals. It is a preferred stitch for leaves. I think you can see why. I was rather apprehensive initially when I started the flower. I even had second thoughts after the first petal. I tried outlining too but did not like the effect - the flower lost its beauty that way. After pulling out the outlining , I decided to go ahead and stitch the rest of the petals. Once it was completed,it looked much better. Kind of different - but pretty.

Oh..oh..I have not told you about the stitch ,have I ? - the stitch used here is Vandyke stitch with herringbone stitch for the center and long blanket stitch for the pistils. The leaves are stitched with outline stitch. A couple more blocks are done,but the pictures have not come well. I'll have to try again tomorrow.

Till then,
Love,luck and sunshine,
Deepa


4 comments:

méri said...

Looks pretty, Deepa!
In fact it's different but works very well, i like it.

Miss 376 said...

I like this, very effective

veena krishnakumar said...

Hi Deepa
this is so beautiful

Heather said...

Deepa... that's the beauty of most forms of needlepoint/art... you can design it however you want and it is not wrong :) I think it is looking lovely! Hugs.