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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Cross Stitched and Printed Cushion

My obsession with hand-crafted cushions continues. I'd been wanting to try cross-stitch over our "Dotty about Roses" fabric for some time now and so I finally did.

I liked the idea of having just one stitched rose and making it pop by choosing a contrasting colour to the print. I like that it isn't smack in the middle of the cushion.

This is my work in progress. So easy to follow the screen-printed pattern. The embroidery hoop is actually over the (finished) cushion front. Hard to believe that I've hidden the entire cushion behind the hoop, isn't it?

I want to play around with this idea some more. I think it would be interesting to try some French Knots over some of the dots. If you would like to play around too and perhaps use more than one coloured thread, you may choose from our Dotty about Roses tea-towel, napkins, cushions or fabric. Do send us photos if you do.

I should also mention that the Studio Shop will not be open this Saturday (yet another family funeral) nor the following as I will be away. You may contact me to arrange any other time to visit. All orders placed on-line next week will be shipped the following week.


And So I Whisper said...

Love it Thea, and I think the French knots would look very nice :-) Have a lovely day.

Squeezed Daily said...

That looks fantastic, and I like the off centre-ness.
ps when I changed my blog name my entre reading list was wiped, I've got you back now phew!

Gild and Grace said...

This looks gorgeous. Love the colours :) Abbey x

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Tracey said...

I like the asymmetry too ... the colours work beautifully together.

Kirsty said...

That is so cool! I love it.

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