Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Blackwork Embroidery on Gingham

Have you ever tried Black-work on gingham fabric?
This is how it looks. I really love the stitches used here. This is from a Stitch-along that I had taken part in.

Stitches Used:
Algerian eye stitch
Back Stitch / Holbein Stitch
Double running stitch
Straight Stitch

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Filet Crochet Doily Finished

The most basic filet crochet pattern with just open and closed meshes.
The instructions to begin this were posted long time back here. So, here is the finished doily.

It measures approximately 8 x 6 inches. 
I used 100% mercerized crochet cotton thread no.5.
Hook Size Used : 1.75mm

It has to be blocked and I am still deciding on whether to make a crochet edging or a cloth backing for this.