From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A hand embroidered file cover part 4

From Studio Journal Design to Embroidery: A hand embroidered file cover part 4

hand embroidered file cover part 4This 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.

Click on the image to see a large version of the finished project.

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.

hand embroidered file cover part 4 detailI 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.


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  1. Oh, how beautiful, the finished future file cover! So much stitching went into this! I have not enough words to praíse this.
    I enjoy very much to look at it and I love embroidery when it is done in a modern way.I am grateful that you share it with us.


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