[HNW] Re: Dream Projects
ckinsey at kumc.edu
Mon Dec 6 06:36:29 PST 2004
Mine would be a "World Sampler". It would consist of every stitch of
embroidery technique from every country and ethnicity in the world.
We think alike! This has been a dream of mine for years also. <snip>
I have some linen banding that I want to start my stitch sampler on,
can't decide whether to stitch it in different colors and threads, or
do it all
with one color. . .lol. I love the idea that stitchers used to keep
up and carried in their needlework baskets to stitch new or discovered
stitches and motifs on.
I've got one of those going, I get inspired every now and then to dive
into it and then it sits for awhile. I used plain linen and finished
the edges with different button hole stitches. I used a variety of
colors to use up odd leftover lengths of floss, and just for the heck of
it :). I also included the name of the stitch and I had never heard of
some of them before I started. I usually pick a handy embroidery book
and work my way through the listed stitches. It is been hand to have
when I am trying to put a design together and want to use a variety of
stitches but have trouble visualizing from the illustrations.
Dream project: a sampler with a sample of embroidery from different
periods of european embroidery. Start with something Viking, have a bit
of the Bayuex tapestry, some opus anglicanum, etc. My big problem has
been deciding on the final designs!
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