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 :)