Friday, 17 June 2016

New hardanger scatter cushion well in progress

Exciting!  I'd been admiring some other embroiderers' hardanger work on Instagram and wanting to be able to do another piece myself for a few weeks and now it's in progress! =)

Here's the floss toss, including a plain peach fabric which will back the actual stitching and peep through the cutwork areas and a patterned piece that will be the cushion backing.

You might remember that I showed this scatter cushion cover last week and said I intended to cut the design down as I found it too busy for my simpler tastes.  Well, here is the section I'm working:


And now photos of my progress so far taken one day apart - and showing how much time I've had for stitchery from Sunday to Tuesday of this week!!!  I was quite amused to see how much positive attention a photo of the tiny central diamond attracted on my Instagram stream, ending up as my most 'liked' photo.  It seemed strange when there was so little to see. =)




I'm now working on the final stages of the surface work - the cable stitch outlining and then some eyelets in the four 'outlying' squares.

What do you think?  Like it?  I'm loving the colours.  I don't think I've ever really done a peach coloured piece before and it makes a lovely change.  Peach was my high school best friend, Wendy's favourite colour.  Coincidentally enough, whilst waiting for my doc's appointment (nothing serious, just a persistent sinus infection), I met up with another old schoolmate who I hadn't seen for 25 years.  An 'old flame' in fact as we were an item for about a week!!!  Fun that we still recognised each other. I've been 18 again in my mind and listening to tapes I made back in sixth form ever since.  Need to wake up now, get on with the housework and be back to the present day...

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2016

12 comments:

Glenis Pickering said...

Love it! And fantastic progress - you're tempting me back to Hardanger, and I must NOT start anything else yet!

D1-D2 said...

Love the peach. You're reminding me of my own hardanger piece. Really should take it out.

Gina said...

I love this! I haven't stiches in so long, been gardening instead. You've inspired me.

Gina said...

I love this! I haven't stiches in so long, been gardening instead. You've inspired me.

Rachel said...

It's good to revisit the musical haunts of our youth occasionally...

I think Peach makes for a more interesting effect than pink. There are lovely pinks, but they can be hard to find - too easily greyed or greened if the colour isn't spot on. And the whole thing is coming together beautifully!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Very beautiful pillow

jackiescrafts said...

Love this the colour is so pretty and peach is one of my favourite colours. I love all shades of orange/ apricot/ peach/coral . I'm really looking forward to seeing the completed piece
Jackie

JudyC said...

妳所選的顏色好美好柔和!

Deb said...

Love the peach color and the overall design is just beautiful.

Renee said...

This is lovely! One of these days I am going to have to gather my courage and try working a hardanger pattern. You do such beautiful work!

Favo de Mel said...

Lindos bordados.

Margot said...

Lindo trabalho

 
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