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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Casalguidi Embroidery

and what I've been up to....

Hello again. Having survived a serious cold as well as the internet being down for a week it is nice to be back.
I have been working on several projects in the mean time. Remember those crochet granny squares from a while ago? I am busy making the cutest bags with them. (It think I might be hooked on granny square crocheting...)

I have also been working hard on a long and short stitch project of Poppies. It will be a lampshade, embroidered on white fabric with poppies in red, pink, yellow etc. I will post photos soon.....

Today I would like to show off my trinket box. The panel on the lid is embroidered with Casalguidi Embroidery. The design is from Via Laurie's book "Creative Embroidery",
 another very talented South African designer.

 If you want to add this book to your library of embroidery Books,
 the ISBN is 978-1-919992-60-0

Be sure to check out Via's website:

This type of embroidery is worked on top of a background of four sided stitch.

It is worked on hand dyed 28ct  linen using Chameleon space dyed perle threads.

The different parts of the floral design are stitched using double detached buttonhole bars, woven picots, couching, and other needle weaving.

Note how the embroidery lies on top of the fabric.

I loved this project, it is a very different type of Embroidery and absolutely beautiful. 

Until next time, enjoy your stitching!!

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