Remember I mentioned prior to my blog break that I would be introducing some new projects this fall. Well, here is the first one.
Lorene Salt is a Canadian canvas work designer. She has been designing for over five years and teaches at various venues including the Embroidery Association of Canada seminar. “Shockwave” is a beginner canvas work piece designed by Lorene offered currently as a correspondence course with the Embroidery Association of Canada. You can sign up here.
Lucky me as I had a sneak peek of this project some time ago and I could hardly wait to sign up. The stitched design measures 9×9 on 18 count mono canvas. It showcases interesting techniques including Bargello, a layered board, crescent petal and flower clusters. Each of the four corners are different using a variety of stitches – straight, diagonal, cross, tied, looped and decorative.
Now, you know I simply had to dye my own “custom” palette and although I had ideas of changing the colours I ended up settling on very similar colours to Lorene’s sample piece. I’ve dyed a combination of blue, purple and turquoise/blue so it is definitely a bit lighter than the sample.
Here are my results of Lesson 1 (the red thread is marking and will be removed later). Lesson 2 follows this month – I can hardly wait!!!! So, want to join me in stitching this gorgeous project – go sign up!! Thanks Lorene for providing me permission to post this. FYI – Lorene will have a website very soon – I’ll keep you posted 🙂
Since it is the long weekend I’ll resume posting again next Wednesday! Have a great weekend.