Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Antique Hearts Needleroll - Shepherd's Bush

Design: Antique Hearts Needleroll
Designer: Shepherd's Bush
Threads: DMC - mostly as charted, beads, lace, ribbon and charm from stash
Fabric: 28 count evenweave, bone

I really like the Shepherd's Bush needlerolls  - and if anyone has charts from these needing a new home, I might be interested in buying or trading! I find them a good way to explore specialty stitches without getting too bogged down in a big project - and they do look attractive in a basket with other smalls.

This was a bit of a 'stash buster' project, as I used decorative pieces from my hoards of such things. I do seem to acquire pretties, and then not use them...

The big task with these needlerolls is the construction - I use a French seam, and I stitch and hem all by hand, it seems to take almost as long as the embroidery itself!


Amanda said...

Gorgeous Nic! Love the SB Needlerolls!

If youare interested, I have the Friendship Needleroll for trade, you can see pics of my trade list here

CindyMae said...

That is simply gorgeous!!

Nic said...

Thanks Amanda, but I already have that one ...