Saturday, January 14, 2017

Weekend theme : Snow and Whitework

The weekend theme in a needlework group on Facebook is : Whitework & Snow
... I have taken many photographs of snowy landscapes and have done many Whitework techniques - pictures of which are just not readily available right now - so just one picture of a recent snow storm ❄️ ⛈ and some of the pictures taken from my blog should suffice for now. I love Whitework techniques and am always intrigued by how within each variation there is much to explored and learned.

One of these days I have to photograph my Mountmellick, Hardanger, Reticella , Drawn thread and Schwalm pieces. 
So here is just a sampling of pictures from recent work I have shared here on my blog in greater detail over the years. Hopefully they will whet your appetite to this amazing group of needlework which looks so intricate but actually is not that hard and a lot of fun to do ...

I do hope you give it a try. Start small and on larger count of linen but do try!

First snow of this winter - December, 2016
A snowflake of sorts 
My version of Frances Cheyney sampler 

My design using Schwalm techniques 
Fleur de Lys sampler 

Not true monogramming technique 
Margret Gatis sampler 
A monochromatic sampler of sorts 

A screen shot of another lesson I had to learn last week and a picture (not mine) I shared on my Facebook page :