Thursday, September 1, 2011

Some Summer Stitching

I admit I have hardly been turbo-stitching recently, but have not abandoned my needle and thread.  I recently completed a model of an interesting 19th century reproduction sampler for a new designer.  Needless to day, I can hardly steal her thunder.  So I need to wait to show you pictures until she launches her new web site.  Stay tuned.

In the meantime, I have also finished a small Dresden Lace piece that was taught for our EGA chapter by wonderful teacher Jane Ellen Balzuweit.  I enjoy doing pulled thread, and found that working on the very fine count linen wasn't really a problem.  In fact, compared to doing pulled stitches on 32 count, for example, with the shadow work linen, you could make a little error and it really doesn't show. With around 50 threads to the inch, being one thread off just doesn't shout WRONG WRONG WRONG the way it does with other fabrics.

This piece is designed to be mounted on an Altoid tin top. . . so I need to pull my materials together and get that done. . . but as some of you know, I don't really enjoy doing finishing. . . so when will that be done.......???


  1. Wow, that is some very pretty white-work! I love those Altoid tins, by the way. I should really get working on my stack of empty tins at home.. LOL
    Can't wait to see the model that you stitched, especially since it is a new designer and a repro sampler - can't beat that!

  2. The dresden lace is beautiful and the new designer's sampler sound intriguing. Can't wait to see your model stitching.