Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wessex Stitchery




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??].

6 comments:

Robin Mac said...

I love the sewing set - my mother had a needlecase very similarto the one pictured, I still have the tattered remains of it (well used for over 60 years). Cheers, Robin

Iceni UK said...

Hi Linda, the Wessex stitches are simple to do, but wow, you have achieved something amazing in the way you have interpreted them.
I love your colour chose it gives a very elegant appearance to all your pieces of work.

Hugs
Isabell

Karyn said...

Linda, i love your set; you are always so clever.
As for a traycloth; my aim before I leave this world is to have as many lovely embroidered linens as i can. Including a tray cloth!!!

DIAN said...

Linda, this is really elegant. The colours really enhance the stitching. As usual beautiful work.

Jensters said...

Wow love the scissor fob, my favourite and great stitching.

Petra Ortner alias Marmalady said...

What an interesting pattern. Wessex Embroidery is so elegant.....
If you want to, come have a look at mine....
petraortner.blogspot.com