Thursday, 27 August 2015

Doodles on a Cushion Cover

One of the good things about embroidering a ready made cushion cover is that when you take a break, you can put all the thread, scissors etc. inside, zip it up and it turns into a work bag!

At the beginning of this project, all I knew was that I wanted it to be colourful so I started in the middle, and just decided what to do next as I went along. Much of it was experimental, but I'm happy with the way it has turned out. I enjoyed throwing every stitch I could think of into this and the beauty of the finished project is as much in the textures as the bright clashing colours. My baby son enjoys feeling the French knots.

French knots in red

Detail of whipped stem stitch

Bright colours worked informally