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Friday, June 10, 2011

Pulled thread

One of our many projects in class last year was pulled thread embroidery. Some of the ladies attending my classes were embroidering pulled thread projects for a Women's Agricultural Union Competition.

I decided to join in the fun and embroidered a 90cm x 90cm Overlay.
It is worked on 32ct Linen, over threee threads. I used DMC No 5 and 12 Perle yarns.

The design I used is partly from a book by the very talented South African Embroidery Designer
 Hetsie van Wyk as well as my own adaptations.

The colours were kept off white as I wanted the piece to have an antique look.

It took me about a year to finish this overlay, working almost every day on it.
It was very trying, working on the same piece for such a long time and there were many days when I just wanted to give up. But in the end it turned out to be an heirloom and I won third place in the competition.
I hope my future daughter in law will appreciate it.......... lol  :)


Linda said...

Petra, this is just exquisite. I absolutely adore pulled thread, and think your piece is perfect. Congratulations on such a fine finish, and your prize. Thank you for reading my blog, and I look forward to reading your's in the future. Cheers for now.

Petra Ortner alias Marmalady said...

Linda, thank you for your kind comments. And thanks for reading my blog :) Yay, finally I got a comment.....

véronique A said...

Oh so Nice!!

Tanya said...

Hello Petra

This piece of work looks exquisite. Is there any possibility that I could buy a copy of the chart? I have tried google etc, but haven't had much luck.

Many thanks

Carol R said...

Stunning work!

Franco Lambiase said...

That is exquisite work
wish i could do that type of embroidery
where can one learn pulled thread work


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