Sunday, July 22, 2012

Twilling a Fall Pumpkin!

 Twilling seems to be the new embroidery craze!  So I thought I would give it a try.  The stitch is not new.  It is called "Palestrina Stitch" .  There are many how to's on the web.  I drew a pumpkin with leaves and vine onto background fabric.  Next I went shopping for DMC perle cotton, number 5!
 The stitch is a lot of fun to do.  It is very textural and adds dimension to your embroidery.  It lends itself to designs which are not too small or detailed.

 Here is the completed embroidery.  I backstitched the veins on the leaves as I thought the twilling stitch would be too bulky for the delicate veins.  Therein lies the beauty of the stitch - mix it in with regular embroidery.
 I did a narrow 1" finished border around the embroidery and then a 2" finished border around the inner border.  Quilted it, and put the binding on.  I am really pleased with the outcome.  Perfect for fall - either to hang on the wall or to place on a surface!!! The photo above shows the backing fabric that I used.
Give it a try!  You will be glad you did.  Have a great day and thank you for stopping by.

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