Friday, 12 July 2013

Four Matching Bookmarks


So, what do you think of these?  Four assisi bookmarks worked to an identical pattern, but in four totally different colourways.  Two were for men and two for women - two couples.

There's quite a lot of variety in them, isn't there?  One thing that really struck me was the variation in size of the actual design, even though they were all worked on 16 count Aida band.  Perhaps it doesn't show as well here as it did to me in real life, but there was a good centimetre difference (just under half an inch) between the green/cream one and the red/white one.

Now that our busy month (including Sir's trip to Romania and our joint one to Germany) is behind us, I can now get down to some serious stitchery and blogging!  Stay tuned as my next post will be a photo tutorial showing how to put together one of these bookmarks once your stitching is complete.  It's a simple process, but might be helpful to some who are new to the idea or who aren't confident with finishing things up into completed items.

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2013

11 comments:

giusi_g said...

bellissimi ... mi piacciono molto il ricamo rosso e il verde... molto belli... un saluto ... giusi_g

Jane S. said...

Were the fabrics all produced by the same company? If they weren't, that could account for the discrepancy in size.

Regardless, they are gorgeous! It's amazing how the thread color makes each one so unique.

Annette-California said...

Beautiful bookmarks! Yes I am so looking forward to learn how to finish the backing. Thank you for sharing. love Annette

Elizabeth Braun said...

Yes Jane, I think the fabrics *were* indeed from as many as 3 different makers. The lilac and green were from Textile Heritage and the other two were un-branded when they came from Sew-and-So.

Stay tuned, Annette, the tute goes live on Monday.=)

JudyC said...

非常有意思! 一樣的圖案竟然有四種完全不一樣的感覺! ^^ judy

JudyC said...

非常有意思! 一樣的圖案竟然有四種完全不一樣的感覺! ^^ judy

Glenis Pickering said...

I think I like the second one best, but it's hard to choose between them. Well done.

Rachel said...

I could never repeat the same design four times - it would drive me absolutely batty! Kudos..!

marlene@ByTheSeam said...

Nice job on those. I like the 2 on the right! It is always better to give a homemade gift and I personally would rather receive a gift that is homemade.

Wendy said...

such a lovely design, and yes, they all look so different!

Gillian Salmons said...

Beautiful work and so effective in the different colours - Gilli @ Tasty Textile

 
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