Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Embroidered Pillow

This was a fun, quick project to show off some of the linen fabrics and a book I carry in my shop along with one of my favorite techniques - embroidery.


The pattern is from the book Modern Folk Embroidery by Nancy Nicholson.


To make my version I copied the design onto Transfer-Ez and stuck it to the front of my linen. I did the embroidery right through the Transfer-Ez and linen, then soaked the square in water to dissolve the Transfer-Ez. I must say that I absolutely love Transfer-Ez! I've used it a couple times now and it works great. No more tracing for me!

For the first circle I did, I followed Nancy's pattern exactly. For the rest, I used her pattern as a base but changed up some of the stitches. I used 6 Eleganza size 8 threads for my version.


There are several more projects in the book I'd like to do. This one went quickly. I started it on Saturday and finished the following Wednesday. Using the Transfer-Ez allowed me to go from cutting my squares to starting the embroidery in just a few minutes.


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