Sunday, March 15, 2009

Pattern #10 as a needle book


I keep coming back to the needle book because it is a way to make a small example of a pattern into something that can actually be used. My goal is to make a small stitched example of most of the patterns, but they can't all be needle books so I have to come up with some more small items to make.

The finished size is approximately 2.5 by 3 inches when closed. Materials are 32 count even weave Zweigart linen ground stitched with a single strand of silk floss from Aurora Silk dyed with Indigo for blue, Brazilwood for burgundy/red, and undyed for white. Natural dyeing of silk floss was courtesy of Renee. The cord used for trim and ties was made using kumi himo technique with four bobbins and two strands of silk on each bobbin to get the required thickness. The lining is burgundy wool scrap from my wool scrap stash.

2 comments:

stolte said...

Brick stitching really is a wonderful embroidery technique. Your patters really inspire me. I've made a couple of brick stitch projects before and I starting to think I should do another one. :)

/Cristina

Ku said...

I stumbled across your blog while investigating kumihimo, and now I can't resist the urge to start embroidery again, having given up entirely on the frustrating art of cross stitch years ago. I'm utterly fascinated by this stitch, used in this style. Thank you very much for all the information you provide on this art form, including the list of links. I've linked to you from a post in my own messy little blog as a new avenue of embroidery to be explored; I hope this is alright with you. :3