This is the last in a series of articles about designing a hand embroidery project. It moves from creating the design to working the finished cover for a file. This is the completed piece which will cover the front of a leaver arch file.
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I thought people would like to see a detail of the hand embroidery and beads. The fabric is a 26 count linen that is a oyster/jute/fawn type of colour
Here you can see I have used Buttonhole wheels, Bullion Knots, Whipped Wheels, French Knots, Cast on stitch, Whipped Wheels and Buttonhole Wheel Cups. I used a mix of threads most of which are cotton perle #5 and #8 but I also used I have used hand dyed cotton perle #5, linen, stranded cotton floss, hand dyed wool, hand dyed knitting yarn, a wool/tussah silk mix, and hand dyed silk. The beads were all chosen for a natural finish to echo the natural design. The beads are made of wood and shell and are unpolished.
I hope you enjoy seeing this done and it has given you a few ideas on how to use textured stitches.
From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery posts in the series are.
- From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A file cover part 1
- From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A file cover part 2
- From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A file cover part 3
- From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A File cover part 4
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