Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Late last year whilst having my daily look at Mary Corbet's site www.needlenthread.com my attention was drawn to a technique called Wessex Stitchery. Mary reviewed a book by the same name by the author Gay Eaton. It looked rather like colourful blackwork to me, so I decided to try to purchase the book. I was fortunate enough to find one quickly.
After reading more and studying the stitches used, I designed a small sewing set in bright colours. This is the result of my efforts. All of the stitching was done in DMC #8 Perlé thread. I quite enjoyed this technique. The stitches were simple.
I would like to try this technique on a larger project next time, perhaps a traycloth [does anyone still use a traycloth??].