A few weeks ago I was commissioned to make a friendship cushion. My client decided what they wanted it to say and then I was given free reign.
So I leafed through my shelf of cross stitch books (and borrowed more from the library-any excuse!) and pondered over alphabets, thread colours and materials. After weeks of procrastination I finally decided to have a go at designing my own, making good use of my iStitch programme by Jane Greenoff.
After a few hours of tinkering the patterned was finished. More procrastination over what colours to use. As I was using an antique coloured linen for the design I wanted muted vintage tones to coordinate. I also wanted a complementary piece of fabric for the back, which led to many happy hours rifling through my box of threads and stash of fabric!
I'm pleased to say that the cushion was cross stitched, stitch-up on my sewing machine using honeycomb stitch and filled.
The client also wanted to take advantage of my professional wrapping too. I kept the wrapping simple (the client had asked for a cellophane wrap) using twine to finish it off. I used some of the lovely Anna Marie Designs dotty card to make a tag using Xcut Four Petal Nesting die.
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Saturday, 3 May 2014
I love it when a plan comes together....
Posted by Tracy Welham
Labels: commission, cross stitch, cushion, friendship, iStitch programme, Jane Greenoff, sewing, vintage tones, wrapping
I'm a self-confessed Scotophile (Caledonophile), Bibliophile/Bookworm and general dilettante! I love Autumn and Winter and enjoy anything creative, writing, jewellery making, card making, sewing, dress making, cross stitch and also reading, baking, paganism, photography, camping, walking and my Newfoundland dog.