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Lately I've been getting back into embroidery, urged on by my latest mini project of sewing the fabric details like bedding and whatnot for my dollhouse. Eventually I want to embroider a couple of nice rugs and perhaps crochet some thread lace for window treatments for it. However, it's been about seven years since I last put needle and floss to fabric, as the last project before this one was a pair of pillowcases with a stamped cross stitch pattern completed when I was 17. Very simple and not terribly interesting. In the endeavor to practice a little on something larger before I begin working on something mini, I went sorting through my file of patterns for something to work on, and came up with this raven pattern I bought from Urban Threads many years ago. I don't have a printer right now, so I just free-handed it, and I think it looks pretty good! So far using a combination of backstitch and long and short stitch to fill it in.
From the album: Green CottageA quick and easy little project for today. I used a chart from my Dolls House Needlecrafts book as a starting point but adapted the vase & omitted other parts of the design to fit it into the frame I already had. Stitched on 22 count Hardanger in Anchor threads and took roughly an hour or so. Hoping with a bit more practice I'll be able to tackle some silk gauze projects soon!
I have a new Create Your Own living room furnishings kit, it makes draperies, wing chair and loveseat upholstery. Kit contains linen, screened design, crewel wool, and instructions. I'm not big on embroidery and looking to trade for a different sort of kit.