Ukrainian Comfort Cushion / Bolster This project incorporates several techniques seen in traditional Ukrainian whitework; Bands and ground patterns, Vykolky (eyelets), and Myrezhka (cutwork). A great introduction to this wide-ranging style. Comprehensive stitch diagrams and full construction instructions for both the cushion and the bolster are included.
A classic design inspired by the beautiful tile borders seen in Italianate architecture. The tiles are each embellished with Bullion knot designs, This design can be scaled down to a cushion or sachet or up to a table runner or full tablecloth by adding or removing tile repeats, as necessary.
Reticella is one of the Italian embroidery techniques of Punto Antico (‘Antique Stitch’). Needle-lace worked on a frame of fabric threads gives a lace-like feel to a sturdy functional piece. The challenge in this project is the Bullion Knot border. Ahh! But such a wonderful feeling of achievement when finished!
Ukrainian Whitework – Project Case Incorporating the basic stitch styles often seen in Ukrainian whitework: eyelets and braids. This versatile design can be extended to use in many varied projects, such as a cushion, table runner, table cloth or placemat. This example covers an A4 ringbinder and includes instructions for the construction of all internal pockets. Stitchable on any weight evenweave, so it is an ideal beginners project.
Ukrainian Hussif / Sampler #1 A sampler of seven styles of Ukrainian embroidery. Some traditionally whitework, and others traditionally coloured. This project can be stitched as a sampler or constructed into a hussif. Some of the techniques included are: Vykolky (eyelets), Verhoplut (top winder), Nabyruvannya (brick stitch) and Yavoriv Braid Comprehensive stitch diagrams and construction instructions are included. This is a partner piece to Ukrainian Sampler #2
Ukrainian Sampler #2 A sampler of six styles of Ukrainian embroidery. Some traditionally whitework, and others traditionally coloured. Whilst this sampler has been stitched in colours reminiscent of whitework, some of the the techniques demonstrated here are never seen in traditional whitework. This project can be stitched as a sampler or constructed into a hussif. Comprehensive stitch diagrams and construction instructions are included. This is a partner piece to Ukrainian Sampler #1
Buratto is one of the Italian Filet embroidery techniques, each with distinctive characteristics. Worked on low count fabric Buratto is a technique suitable for those who struggle with finer fabrics. Whilst it looks delicate and elegant, this is a strong, hardwearing technique.