Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | February 15, 2011

Counted thread work

I have just completed my first project in Counted thread.  I used a pattern from Via Laurie’s Embroidery Techniques book.

The threads I used were from, and hand-dyed by,  Lucia Schwery and they were lovely to use.  Most threads I used straight from the hank, while others were turned head-to-toe or mixed to gain a better blending/contrast.  I used 2 strands throughout.

The fabric I believe may be Lugano and is Ecru in colour (the camera and light have a different opinion).

I had help with setting up the fabric from Lynette Hale and a suggestion about hoop versus frame from Anne Gomes,  both  Stitchinfinger members..

I used the frame and really appreciated the help.  Thank you both.

Here is the result of a week’s work and pleasure. In descending order.

The last photo is sideways but to rotate makes it too small.

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Responses

  1. Just beautiful maureen. love the designs, and the thread. Isn;t black work wonderful to see!ktj

  2. Beautiful work Maureen. Love the colors you have choosen.

  3. Beautiful, gorgeous work Maureen and I love the threads you have used 🙂

  4. Beautiful Maureen. Love the colours – it looks so delicate.

  5. Just beautiful Maureen. love the designs so elegant and pretty at the same time..
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  6. Thanks Julia,your approval means a lot to me.

  7. Hi! Thanks so much for popping by my blog- I’m so glad I found YOU! Your blog is beautiful and I’ve enjoyed checking out all of your stitches! You mentioned you were waiting for answers to questions on my blog– I emailed each commmentor individually with answers to their questions (never thought of other folks waiting, too!) so I am sorry you have been waiting so long. Feel free to email me with your specific questions and I’d be glad to help! HUGS!


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