Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Lace Trellis Unveiled

Hi Friends!

Here is the completed Lace Trellis design. Stitched on 28 count Olive Green Cashel Linen by Zweigart. I stitched the model over one linen thread, so that it would have a very fine look. Don't despair, if you are not up to stitching over one, you can just stitch over two, it will not change the overall design. I finished the needlework into a pillow. Not sure if you can tell by the photo, but the needlework is backed with muslin and then just tacked to the pillow at the corners. This is a quick finishing method. I created a new pillow top for this project, but you could very easily use a purchased pillow to save yourself some time. I have also been experimenting with some other finishing ideas for this design. More to come...

The design itself is very versatile and can be used in a wide array of projects. The pattern is such that you can use part of it or extend the design for a larger purpose. It is also a relatively simple pattern and the first installment in my Stitches to Go series. The idea being that the needlework can be stitched without the need to constantly follow a chart, thus making it easier to take the needlework with you and work on it "on the go."

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