Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August is finished

I am thrilled to share my August needlecase [and August is still not quite finished].  Another 'A' word had me puzzled until one day whilst browsing StitchinFingers, I noticed a beautifully worked bookmark stitched by one of the members who I am now pleased to call my friend.  Cindy Brown showed us a piece worked in Aztec Stitch which I had never seen.  You can see some of Cindy's work on her blog here     After a little Google search, I was fortunate to find a PDF download with suitable instructions.

Basically, you are working on a withdrawn grid.  Again,  the only 'new' purchase for this project was the wool felt.  Somehow, in all of my stash, I found just the right shade of evenweave to match the shading in the multi-dyed fabric, and I knew I remembered buying some lovely NeedleWorX overdyed threads at some stage.  It just took me a little time to find where it was hiding.



I hope these photos do the lining fabric and the stitching justice.  This project really didn't take me long to complete.  I am extremely happy with it and would most definitely use this Aztec Stitch again, as I found the wrapping/carrying quite relaxing.






 








I must thank Cindy for sharing her work and bringing this to my attention, and I really have to think about making some sort of start on September's effort................

7 comments:

DIAN said...

Another gorgeous needlebook Linda. Thanks for the explanation. It does look like an interesting technique.

Karyn said...

Simply stunning, as usual!! I love the threads you have used, so pretty. The wrapping stitch looks similar to one i was going to use on some hardanger, but the central squares look different, might have to find out how you did it...

Robin Mac said...

That needlecase looks as lovey as all the rest you have made. I wish I could do the handsewing still so i could try that stitch, but I shall just admire your stitching instead. The baby foal looks cute. Cheers, Robin

Anonymous said...

Lovely, Linda!

fabriquefantastique said...

Linda, convo me through my etsy shop and I'll give you my email. 15% chance I may be in Australia early 2011, Jan

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I have never heard of Aztec stitch either, I must give it a try. Lovely needlecase book.

Katherine said...

Another wonderful needlecase. I was going to get round to doing needlecases but still haven't got there LOL.