Friday, February 09, 2007

TAST 6 Algerian Eye

While looking for another pattern this week, I came across an old Leisure Arts leaflet by Betty Burchfield called Needlepoint Borders. It had a really neat woven ribbon design using the border patterns which inspired me to try my own ribbon piece. Not only did I try lots of colours and stitches but I had to do some compensation stitching which is always good practice. I used all DMC floss, except the light pink small flowers which are Weeks Dye Works floss. The red and blue band is the new colour variations DMC floss. I purchase a 12 pack with the weekly coupon from Michaels and I'm very pleased with the way the variegation looks, much better than the old variations floss and better colours too.
On an historical note, I found eyelet stitch in two reproduction samplers I have done which points to the utility of the stitch.

10 comments:

Doreen G said...

Wow Margaret you sure have been busy and it looks beautiful

Elizabeth said...

This is beautiful work. I love the ribbon concept--charming!

kay susan said...

This is super, and so colourful.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Really outstanding work!

Fairy Crafts said...

I remember that LA leaflet!! Good work. Have you tried the Caron Collection overdyed threads for this work? I am a needlepoint designer, and love them - silks and cottons as well. I had a neighbor in Mexico city who was the daughter of Hungarian Jews - what a cook she was!! Loved her.

neki desu said...

this is absolutely gorgeous!great colors



neki desu

Mady said...

Very nice - what a great design.

Margaret said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I have always been rather conservative in my colour choices so I decided to let myself go for this one, so I'm glad people like it.
As for the Caron Collection, I love Impressions and Watercolours. Not only are the colours wonderful, but the tactile experience is as well.
Thanks again.
Margaret

Anonymous said...

I like the pattern and the colors !
You did very well !

LauraLea said...

Stunning! Really amazing collection of colors and so interesting to see them stacked together!