Monday, 22 March 2010

Silk Heart Pillow

At least, it will be when it is made up.  I have completed the embroidery for the front of the cushion.  I used Madeira threads on silk.  There is something very satisfying hearing the pop of the silk as the needle goes through.  It is stitched using satin and stem stitch throughout.  The centres of the larger flowers are filled with beads.
This is a pattern taken from Issue 3 of  Discovering Needlecraft and I'm looking forward to getting it made into a cushion.

14 comments:

Nic said...

That is very pretty - and your stitching is so neat! :o)

stitcheranon said...

Is there no end to your talents??? I still have to master bookone of the crochet mag lol..let alone embroidery ;-)

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

This is just beautiful. Looks like something my Grandmother used to do....

Annie said...

That looks beautiful. Your satin stitches are so perfect!

Terry said...

Oh that's just beautiful! I should have had you do the satin stitch on my Waverly bag! LOL John's hates the sound of the needle as it pops through the fabric! He just looks at me and asks how sewing can make so much noise! LOL

Elena said...

It looks amazing! Your stitching is so beautiful!

Queenmothermamaw said...

I am so envious. I did that at one time, but eyesight is beyond that close work. Yours is absolutely beautiful.
QMM

maggi said...

That is gorgeous.

Miriam said...

It is really lovely!

Linda said...

This is so pretty. You do such lovely embroidery. The beads look so pretty in the middle...I'm looking forward to seeing the pillow. Hugs, Linda

Melinda Cornish said...

wow! this is really elegant and beautiful......

Angelcat said...

Sooo pretty, such neat stitching.

averyclaire said...

This silk heart is gorgeous. The stitching is exquisite! Love it.
Beautiful work.

Karan said...

Love the neutral colours - another very pretty piece. I do so envy your versatility! :0)