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« on: January 24, 2010 09:59:43 AM »

This is a pincushion I made as a thank you to my aunt for giving me a HUGE bag of embroidery floss.  I seriously have at least one skein of every DMC color now. Smiley  It's from a pattern called Tulips by SEBA Designs and the background is from this page.  I'm not sure if it counts as a biscornu, per se, because the back is velveteen, not embroidered, and there's no button in the middle.  But it's a biscornu-ish thing. Smiley  It was originally going to have a button, but I decided I liked the center of the design too much to cover it up. This was my first time doing blackwork and I really liked it.  I would love to make a Renaissance dress with blackwork embroidery, but I think that's a more ambitious goal than I'm ready for at the moment.

P.S. Sorry I don't have a photo of the stitching head-on.  The ones I took came out blurry and it has now been sent to my aunt in California.  I'll see if I can get her to take a photo.
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010 10:03:10 AM »

This is absolutely lovely! I have high admiration for anyone who can accomplish needlework, as it's way beyond my patience. The pattern is pretty and clean, and I think your aunt will be honored to own it. Great work!

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010 01:36:05 PM »

Thats really nice, I am planning some blackwork, as I have never tried it before. I really like the pattern and the shade of blue that you did it in.
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2010 07:57:16 PM »

That is beautiful!

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2010 08:01:11 PM »

That is gorgeous! I love the design. I rarely have the patience for blackwork, although I love it. You did a great job!!

« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010 09:47:15 PM »

Absolutely beautiful! I am a devotee of blackwork and this is very inspiring! For anyone who is interested in starting out in blackwork, I recommend the Blackwork Archives http://www.blackworkarchives.com/index.html. There are lots of free patterns inspired by clothing of the Tudor and Elizabethan period. Next year, I am planning to tackle reversible Elizabethan embroidery. There is no back or front - pattern is on both sides  Shocked
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2010 03:33:48 AM »

Oh be still my beating heart.  Such a lovely embroidered gift.
It's gorgeous.

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