29 April 2014

New project: embroidered pouch

Beginning of brick stitch pouch
Beginning of brick stitch pouch
Originally uploaded by Catrijn.
I have long admired (and coveted) the brick stitch pouches that a few of my friends have. So there was only one solution... make my own! Richard Wymarc's article on brick stitch embroidery is fantastically helpful, and I've adapted the pattern from one of the extant pieces to use the colors I wanted. I'm working with commercial silk embroidery floss on a 32ct linen ground. The embroidery itself is fairly simple, and now that I've got the pattern well established, it's easier to work without looking at my diagram too often. Still, no completely filled design is exactly fast to work...

1 comment:

Edyth Miller said...

You're off to a great start!