Paisley Ponderings

Nellie Makes

2014_09090002I had been making good progress on the paisley designed cushion cover but I suspect I am about to take some steps backwards.

In my last post I mentioned how frustrated with the transfer method suggested with the pattern in the Stitch magazine I was.  I used a transfer pencil and despite repeating the process several times the pattern was barely visible even with my glasses on!  So I decided enough was enough and drew in the design freehand which turned out to be quite easy really given the simplicity of the design.  I definitely prefer the pounching transfer method.

Anyway having transferred the design I have made good progress on the largest motif.  The outline is in stem stitch, with the flowers made up of detached chain stitches and French knots.  I have to say that I have felt that any doubt I might have had about French knots…

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  1. johnvic8 says:

    Helen, Your post reminds of a long time ago (WW2) when I was living with my grandmother. She taught me to embroider tea towels and such for gifts during those money-short times. One afternoon, intent on what I was doing, I embroidered a tea towel to my trousers. I had to pull out all the stitches and start over. I would much have preferred to be out playing baseball. Thanks for the memory and good luck with your project.

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