Monday, June 01, 2009

Needleweaving

I finally got a chance to work on this month’s Stitch Explorer challenge. I had a great time learning these woven stitches! I used raised needle weaving for the flower petals. For the leaves, I followed Sharon B’s wonderful tutorial on the closed needlewoven picot leaf stitch. These stitches are simple and quick and substantial. I will definitely be using them in the future! The background is a piece of upholstery fabric with wool roving felted onto the surface. Free machine stitching was added with variegated thread. Underneath, I used Peltex for support – no need to hoop!

5 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

Very nice...!!!
Love the background, too.

Melusine said...

I like the background fabric. How do you do raised needle weaving?

Melusine said...

Ah ... just gone to the next craft blog on my reading list and there it was explained. Might have a go at this myself ... maybe as a treat at the weekend.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

How interesting and so pretty! You do such good work. blessings,Kathleen

Kathy said...

I would like to try this sometime. Right now not much CQing/stitching or anything else fun happening. Thanks for stopping by my blog.