I enjoyed working on this table runner, it was my summer project. The pattern was easy to follow.
Ohhh, that’s so pretty!
Wow, that's so beautiful and amazing!
Gorgeous. I love it!
This is so beautiful! I don't know how anyone else feels, but I find that the simplest things can get a bit tedious to stitch but I never tire of living with them. This piece is an instant family heirloom and you did a lovely job! Your stitches are quite pretty.
Thank you for your kind words
Wow! Just wow! So beautiful.
Hi! I've been learning drawn thread techniques for years (still learning!) and have followed the instructions from many different designers/authors. Here are a few that you might want to look up. Perhaps your library has copies of some of these:
"Beginner's Guide to Drawn Thread Embroidery" by Patricia Bage. Published 2007 by Search Press.
"Basic Principles of Schwalm Embroidery" by Luzine Happel. Luzine has a great website with many publications and lots of free advice: luzine-happel.de (her website is in both German and English).
"Frisian Whitework" and "Sardinian Knotted Embroidery" by Yvette Stanton. Yvette is a master of whitework. Many of her publications can be found on her website: vettycreations.com.au
Drawn thread ornamentations on hems are fun and beautiful, but I always recommend that a basic, consistent hem (like Krista demonstrates on her videos) is most important. You don't want to detract from your lovely embroidery. The hem on your piece is very well done! Hope this helps! - Cindy
Thank you for the information I will check the books you recommended
Thanks SO much for sharing this! I'd found some, but not all, of these. And I totally agree that mastering a simple hem with a crisp mitre is such a great skill to learn.
This looks great! So well stitched, and I love your finishing work.
My first drawn thread hem, I did enjoy doing it