The last couple of weeks have been super busy and I haven’t had as much time to post. So hopefully over the next week I’ll get a few extra posts written.
This one is few words and some wonderful embroidery for you.
When I was researching the Casalguidi post I talked to Pat Bootland about her teaching sample and the use of casalguidi stitch. Not long after she brought in a bag and said ‘I’ve got another example of casalguidi stitch to show you.’………and pulled out this beauty….
It’s an absolutely exquisite piece of textured embroidery and all her own design. If you’d like a closer look just click on the photo to enlarge it.
The pergola is all worked in casalguidi stitch:
The climbing rose in the foreground has needlelace flowers and needleweaving for the leaves:
The climber behind (is it wisteria?) is all bullions and french knots:
….and then there are the ferns around the base of the pillars:
…..and look at how she’s created the paving stones – it’s padded satin stitch surrounded by french knots. So simple and yet so effective!
I’m never sure how much detail you’d like about the embroideries so I really really need your input:
Would you like to know what threads Pat used for the various elements in the design?
How she achieved the three dimensional effect in the design?
How to draw the design right from the beginning?
Would some tutorials on creating plants and greenery using needleweaving be useful?
What about a tutorial on stitching the paving stones?
I’d really love to hear what you think if you’ve got the time to leave a comment.