Wednesday, 6 August 2014

WIPW - A warm heart

Work In Progress Wednesday. It is time for the weekly WIPW report. Don't know what I am talking about? Go to Pintangle and learn, join in and see what others have made.

Swedish Wool Embroidery Collar
The progress I have made is a heart, a warm woolen heart stitched amongst the warm hearted people of the UK.

Swedish Cushion
Here I have made a long narrow leaf of green TAST #48 Arrowhead stitches, and six #42 Open Based Picots in orange DMC perle 8. Do they look like teeth in a hungry animal's mouth?
Next week I hope to have the other side made up with similar stitches, and time permitting, some other woven stitches.
Yesterday we got a new TAST stitch (#124 Closed Herringbone Stitch); this means that there are 23 different TAST stitches still left to add to this cushion...

How have you all got on with your WIP. I hope you have made great progress.

25 comments:

  1. Great progress. I think the cooler weather is agreeing with you.

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    1. Thank you. Today we had rain, but it is already improving.

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  2. Love the heart on your collar, it's a nice combo of stitches.

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    1. Thanks, the Chain stitches look a bit like hearts so they are great for the heart design!

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  3. Your heart is darling and I just love the way you have used these TAST stitches on your Swedish Cushion!

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    1. It was fun to add the Picots; they will add a bit of structure to the cushion.

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  4. Beautiful heart and very effective interesting leaves.

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  5. Nice to see it regularly again, the cushion and its progress.

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    1. It is always nice to see something grow at a regular pace.
      How are you doing?

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  6. Love the heart and infill of stitches. It is always a delight to see the next stitch/es added to the cushion. I'm inspired now, to use the Arrowhead for long leaves. From habit I'd use Fly stitch but Arrowhead makes for a finer leaf. Your picots are perfect.

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    1. The Arrowhead does make a finer line than the Fly Stitch and can be used for so many different designs.
      Thank you for always looking so closely at my work.

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  7. I just love your Swedish Cushion. It is going to be a great piece.

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    1. Thank you Carolyn. Now will I be able to fit in all the remaining stitches?

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  8. both pieces coming along so well and looking forward to seeing them this weekend you too of course!

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  9. The collar is going to be beautiful–I'm glad you think Brits are warm hearted, we have a reputation for being cold/reserved. I don't think the bullions look like teeth at all, perhaps little butterfly chrysalises though?

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    1. Brits might have a stiff upper lip and bear problems well. However, my friends are the kindest and most generous people ever, there are only two words to describe them: warm hearted.

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  10. I like the long green leaf. It looks like a fine piece of nature.

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    1. I, too, like this stitch. It is so simple but can be very effective in illustrating palm or fern leaves.

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  11. Love your pretty warm heart Queenie.........Arrowhead is not a stitch that I normally go for but after seeing yours, I think that I should definitely teach this stitch in my 'workshop' !
    Thank you for the reminder,
    hugs
    Chris Richards
    xxx

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    1. Arrowhead is so simple both to execute and in its looks, it ought to be used much more. Please include it in your workshop - perfect for teaching beginners and children as well.

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  12. I love your heart on the collar, nice colors and stitches.

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  13. I think the orange picots look great!

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