Friday, October 1, 2021

Stitched, Not Stamped


This is a photo heavy post showing a couple of canvas work projects I have recently completed.
The first was a wee sample that was in a box of bits donated to our local Embroiderer's Guild that I volunteered to finish and make into something

It started as just the blue stitching, so I added the yellow 

The edged it with some Palestrina Knot stitch, 

Lined it and added some wool fabric for the needles, and a button and loop completed the project, a wee needle book. Approx size 4x4 cm.

The second project was a teaching module from the ANZEG, our national body.

It was supposed to be a larger piece, stitched into a square pincushion, but yours truly decided on a biscornu shape, so my stitching was done on two smaller squares of canvas, and joined, corner point to side centre, to give a 3-D octagonal shape.

I started with some bright yellow canvas, which to a point dictated my autumnal colour scheme.

Most threads were solid colour, but here you can see some of the variegated colours

There was a variety of threads used, and below you can see some metallics under the stranded cotton.

The centre button was one from my stash - which includes buttons from my mother, grandmother and mother in law... 

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Dawn T said...

What great projects Maxine. You've done amazing work.

Glennis F said...

Very clever work Maxine - well done

Mia said...

Wow Maxine! Lovely stitching. Gorgeous projects. Congratulations, my friend. You are amazing! Kisses!

cotnob said...

Two fabulous projects Maxine, your stitching is beautiful.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Mac Mable said...

You are so creative and both are fabulous and unique creations Maxine x. Love the attention to detail x.

R's Rue said...

So well done my friend. Great job.

Gerrina said...

Something else, but beautful! Hugs, Gerrina

Cinderella said...

Hi dear Maxine
Awsome love it but for myself I stick to cards lol I’m not good with needles and yarn etc but I do enjoy seeing beautiful projects like yours
Have a great weekend and stay safe
Hugs and Creativity

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! I used to stitching.. (NOthing this complicated!) I can't imagine the time that went into these amazing projects!

At Home In New Zealand said...

I have a small needlebook that I bought years ago at a craft sale. I love it.
Your pincushion is gorgeous :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Stunning Maxine, impressive needlework especially the variety in the last piece. I still have and use my needlebook made and embroidered simply at 8yrs old. My first piece with my pinwheel in 3rd class.

Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

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Jennifer Lewis said...

WOWZA! Maxine, these projects are stunning! And so fun and colorful!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my... what treasures! Love these!

Uschi said...

Wow! Really great stitching! Two wonderful projects! You used those fantastic colours and your stiching is so careful. It must be fun to search for the needles. Wonderful centre button in your second project.
Thank you very much that you presented your projects within the EAC challenge.
Hugs Uschi

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous work!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

Neet said...

Oh, WOW, and WOW again. I had no idea you could stitch like that. Both projects are absolutely beautiful and I am totally in awe of what you have done. Fantastically Fabulous!
Blessings, Neet xx