Friday, January 20, 2012

Block 2 Stitching Begins

Here is the beginning of the embroidery on block two of the workshop with Karen Ruane which is contained around the centre of this block.
I am sorry about the quality of these photos but I find it so difficult to take photos of white fabric-If someone has some advice for me I would really appreciate it.
OK--the top right hand corner is part of a table napkin that has a scalloped edge and I have done French Knots in the scallops.
To the left of this is a piece of commercial pintucked fabric to which I have added a strip of tatted lace that is held down with Buttonhole stitch in DMC Coton a Broder size 20.
I have slipped a small white Prairie Point under the napkin as well.
Pink French Knots are along the edge to continue the colour theme.
To the right is a corner of a hankie that has been held down with Running stitch and I also added some more Lazy Daisy flowers in the middle.
I worked a Dorset button in DMC Perle 8 in white and pale pink and added it near the point of the hankie plus I also included three very small white buttons above the pink and white Prairie Point which previously was sitting under the point of the hankie but I didn't like it there.
The section where the Broderie Anglaise joins the white cotton is worked in Buttonhole lace stitching.

I will move onto the next block now and come back to this one later when we learn some new techniques.


Heather said...

Beautiful Doreen, and the little touches of pink give additional interest without intruding on the lovely whiteness. You must be so pleased with the way these blocks are turning out.
Can't help with the photography tips I'm afraid but your photos are OK as far as I can see.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Outstanding Doreen - I'm totally in love with this style of embroidering.

I feel it's what I've been looking for!!!

YOU must be over the moon with the results - yes?!!

Shane x

karen said...

saw this on flickr.....absolutely love it.

Anneliese said...

It is absolutely. great, Doreen. You are my inspiration!

Sandy said...

More elegant work. You will really have something special.

MosaicMagpie said...

You should be so proud of this. I am proud for you!

Janet said...

That little touch of pale pink is beautiful on the white.

Suztats said...

Lovely stitching, Doreen!

Aussie Jo said...

Beautiful Doreen

Maggi said...

Love it Doreen. The Dorset button is beautiful. Have you considered asking Karen about how to photograph white on white as she always seems to do such a good job with it? It certainly is difficult.