Thursday, March 1, 2012

Elizabethan Embroidery Pincushion

Blue Borage Hex
Here is one of the projects from the book " Elizabethan Needlework Accessories" by Sheila Marshall. It the Pin Cushion that is made from eight hexagons. Each of the six sides is embroidered with a flower with an outline in gold. I am finished with two of the sides and started on the Strawberry sections.

Pansy Hex

Most of the stitches used in this are basic embroidery stitches, couching, satin making up the bulk of the design. Along with some beads on each one they move along really fast. I should have the sides finished early next week and hope to get some good up close pics when the sun is out!

Strawberry Hex

1 comment:

  1. These are beautiful embroideries, the finished box is going to be an absolute treasure I will look forward to following its progress.