Saturday, April 2, 2011

Another Small Project


I'm still trying to get my three small projects ready, and have just finished #2.  I've been wanting to try a stitch I'd seen online [last year!!], so thought this might be something small I could work on.  This little pincushion will be one of my little gifts very soon.  The centre area is the stitch I'd been wanting to try, and is called Chiaramonte Stitch.  I first saw it here:- http://www.tuttoricamo.com/trComeSiFa/Chiaramonte.asp

For those of you who like counted work, and like this stitch, please  make time to try it, you won't be disappointed.   The instructions are very clear, and it works up really quickly.  I applaud these people for the wealth of information on their site, free for all to share.  I hope I am not breaking any rules by copying the pattern, as I'm only making this little trial for gift giving.

I hope this photograph shows just how pretty the stitch looks.  It's simply a matter of making a cut/woven grid from the background linen, and then weaving the little ovals to form flowers.  I have used #8 perlé thread for the woven work.  The sample on the website seems to be a little finer than mine, but I quite like the 'chunky' look. 


I needed a little something to increase the size of the project, so worked out this little woven 'flower' for myself.  Perhaps it's been done before, I just don't have the time to go searching for it.  I have included my crude drawing if anyone is interested in making it.  If I am not the first to fashion this woven/counted flower, then I most sincerely apologize to the person who has also done this. 

The piping, lining and backing have been made from a maroon woven silk.  The maroon seemed to look quite nice under the woven square.

I am still doing my hardanger, but I want to get these little things done, and actually, finishing a small project here and there helps keep me motivated on the big project.

14 comments:

DIAN said...

Linda, this little piece is very pretty. It almost tempts me to try the technique but then I realise there are rules to be obeyed and then I am not sure I could do it. Maybe in the winter.

I love the colour scheme too.

Jensters said...

Such wonderful pieces Linda....did you get my link in the last post? x

Radka said...

This is a very pretty stitch, Linda, thanks for the link :) I will have to remember this one. What a sweet little pin cushion:))

shirley said...

You are such an industrious stitcher Linda. The pattern came out beautifully. It looks quite simple the most time consuming would be making the grid.. The pincushion is lovely.

Anonymous said...

As usual Linda your work is beautiful. What a pretty stitch you have found. The pincushion is lovely. Hope all is well at your side of the world.
Cheers,
Linda A

embracingitall said...

What a beautiful pincushion. I am sure it will be well recieved. Jacinta

Vicki W said...

It's so pretty! I love the flower motif that you added to frame it. Beautiful!

Maria de Lourdes said...

Hermoso trabajo aunque sea en pequeño es una joyita. Gracias npor compartir el enlace

Katherine said...

Its stunning! Might even put it on a to try list myself. I also find I need a couple of different things on the go to pick up whenever I fancy. I am looking to try a few different things and then turn them into ATC's as a way of sharing with other stitchers.

Anonymous said...

I love this stitch Linda, and of course the pincushion. Laurel

Iceni UK said...

Linda, your pin cushion is so pretty, your embroideries are always so beautiful.
Hugs.

Kerrie said...

Very nice Linda - you motivate me once again - I just wish I could achieve like you do.

Jenny said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Is it filet gipure?

Dianne said...

This is very pretty, Linda. I love the stitch used and your beautiful daisy border.