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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ribbon Embroidery

Hello again! We are experiencimg a terrible heatwave here in the bushveld. Every day the thermometer climbs up to a scorching 41 Deg Celsius. It is very dry, no rain in sight...... At night it is about 24 Deg Celsius and it's difficult to sleep in this heat.
We are very grateful for the aircons.

 Today I want to share a beautiful project we did earlier this year in class.
We embroidered initials in Ribbon Embroidery.

The designs are from a gorgeous book called "Monograms and Words" by 
Die van Niekerk.

In this beautifully illustrated book you will find all the letters of the alphabet.
Have a look at Die's Website here:

One can order all the designs, pre printed onto cotton fabric, as well as ribbons, threads, etc.
 She also sells kits for all the designs in the book.

Have a "cool" day......    

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wessex Pincushion

After a lovely holiday, in Munich (my birthplace) and Banbury, England, (where my son lives), I am back on the farm. Suitcases are unpacked and everything is back to normal. I can't believe how fast the time has gone by....

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As promised, here is the Wessex Pincushion.

Copyright 2011 Petra Ortner

The Pincushion measures 8cm x 8cm.

Copyright 2011 Petra Ortner

I used 28ct antique evenweave fabric and  hand dyed Chameleon Threads in the colours Slate, Cornflower, Pine Needles and Moss.

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I added some fantasy bullion flowers to the design. (I love to mix techniques)

Do you like it? Any Comments? Please???

Until next time, enjoy your stitching,


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