Friday, December 4, 2015

Frances Cheyney (1664) - December- progress report

This sampler is proving to be a lot of fun to stitch!
The band below was really fun to work out even though it was time consuming.  I am finding it hard to keep to the time allotted and stop working on this sampler now that the bands ahead are even more intriguing but I know I have to get back to my other stitching.
Here is the sampler showing the past weekend's progress:
Frances Cheyney - buttonhole stitch in all it's beauty

Thanks so much for all your kind comments and 'likes' on Facebook as well as here on my blog.  It would be great to see them here so I could thank you all personally.
A number of you apparently have this chart/kit in your stash but have not started it yet - all I can say is that this sampler has been an enjoyable one for me to stitch so far - it demands you to be patient and not get too bored with the repetitious nature of some areas; it requires a methodical approach and accurate attention to tension of stitches, has a variety of techniques.   


Maxine D said...

Napur this is fabulous - it is a long time since I have been taken aback by something so beautiful. Wonderful work, and I can see that it would be totally absorbing.

D1-D2 said...

This is so beautiful. I would love to try this type of embroidery.

Nupur said...

D1-D2, I would suggest giving this a is not as hard as it seems. There are many good books on the subject. I am not sure if you have done any whitework before but perhaps getting into it with samplers is a good way. I can highly recommend books/leaflets by Emie Bishop, Eileen Bennett (The Little Red Book), Linda Driskell, Janice Love, Cynthia Zittel aka The Drawn Thread, maybe even Shepherd's Bush if you want to ease into this. Theresa Dillmont's book is filled with good info, so is Darlene O'Steen's book The Proper Stitch. There are a lot of great books written on a variety of whitework techniques but starting with a smaller sampler design that appeals to you which also has some needle weaving in it maybe a good place to start. I had designed a few small samplers introducing some of these techniques as well as other stitches and had a lot of fun teaching a small group at a local needlework store a while ago.... don't be intimidated by this ... It is after all just needle and thread and it is a lot of fun! Hope this helps.

Terri said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Love it!