Wednesday, 27 August 2014

WIPW - Filling in Gaps

Last week I worked hard to push my various Work In Progress projects forward. This week I am filling in gaps.

Swedish Wool Embroidery Collar
All the main flowers are completed so I started adding smaller ones strewn over the background.

Swedish Cushion
I added the only remaining TAST stitch, #65 Buttonhole Bar.

I can not call the cushion complete until I have added some text, a date and initials or something. To do that I will need to consult my books on fonts and initials, which I do not have access to at the moment, so the cushion has come to a standstill for the time being. I expect we will get some more TAST stitches next week that could be added as well... IS this an endless project?

TAST Reference Chart
The Alternating Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch, TAST #126, and its Beaded version, #127,  are the last additions to the chart.

Have you been filling in some gaps? Go to Pintangle to see Sharon's progress as well as many others'.

24 comments:

Renee said...

Your work is all lovely. I particularly love your wool collar. Perhaps it is the contrast of the vibrant colors against the darker background that draws me to this piece. Beautiful work!

Linda Calverley said...

The collar is looking lovely. Your cushion could go on longer ...until you run out of space. I found it very easy to go wrong with Tast 126 although it is a very easy stitch to work.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you for your kind words.
I think black or dark green or blue were the traditional background colour for this kind of wool embroidery. The effect is vibrant!

Queeniepatch said...

I agree, the cushion could go on for a long time, if I stick to adding just a few stitches, as there are spaces here and there.
#126 is a stitch that requires one to pay attention, but the result is lovely, both with it is 'wild' and when it is orderly.

carorose said...

So much progress!

The collar is stunning as is that cushion. Well, you already know I love that cushion. Your reference chart must be getting quite big?

margaret said...

the collar is looking lovely and the cushion well you know I fell in love with it when I saw it for real in Birmingham can`t wait to see it completed

crazyQstitcher said...

The collar is so very nice. I like how the beads, a little fatter than bugles, create a rippled effect. I found it did the same on mine.

grin.. you could always TAST away on the reverse of the cushion... just joking.

Anneliese said...

I am regularly visiting and enjoying your stitching.

Susan Hook said...

Your collar will brighten up the winter months, the colours are beautiful and the designs and stitching just perfect! I can't wait to see your finished cushion in full glory.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you for your kind words.
The TAST Reference chart is actually on two panels appr 50x50 cm each and soon I will need to prepare a third one; the stitches are filling up fast!

Queeniepatch said...

You will need to wait a bit longer before the cushion is completed... The collar will take some time, too, but as long as it is done before the cold winter sets in I am happy.

janie krig said...

It's coming together so well!

Queeniepatch said...

Ha, ha! A cushion to be used both inside and out, eh?!

Queeniepatch said...

I know, you are a loyal visitor and fun to have a dialogue with, Anneliese. Keep on, please!

Queeniepatch said...

Many of my jumpers and cardigans for winter are drab and the loose collar will hopefully add some colourful 'vitamins' to the wardrobe.

Queeniepatch said...

Thanks, Janie. It feels great to be nearing the completion of two projects. That means I can start planning new ones!

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Hi Queenie, I'm all behind this week........Your swedish cushion is looking so beautiful with your little extras....looking forward to seeing it complete although it looks complete already !
I've got the 'Knitting bug ' at the moment......hats for my grand children for the winter ! !
hugs
Chris Richards
xx

Séverine said...

The collar is so lovely.

Anonymous said...

Each and every aspect of the embroidery on the collar is beautiful. lovely buttonhole bars. it is an wonderful ongoing project. the beaded version on the reference chart has come out very well. Blue and red beads on violet thread, great idea. you have successfully filled up the gaps.

Queeniepatch said...

The cushion is resting for the moment - need to think about the font for the text.
You grandchildren will enjoy winter in your woolly hats!
Have fun!

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you!. I am now adding the smaller flowers and leaves to cover up the areas in between the big flowers.

Queeniepatch said...

The cushion is 'sleeping' while I sleep on what font to use for the text (initial and year).
Don't you just love Buttonhole Bars? They are so easy to make and look alive!
It was so much easier to do the beaded AUaDB stitches.

Annet said...

Love the new additions to yur projects! Great to read you managed to stitch all unbeaded TAST stitches on your cushion.

Queeniepatch said...

Thanks.
It has been fun to challenge myself in adding as many stitches as possible. When the cushion is complete and on display I might have to challenge myself in naming them all. Ha, that will be a true test!