This week it is my great pleasure to announce that the first of the Whitework embroidery kits is available , and in the Etsy Shop here. This is an entry level kit for those who want to learn the technique and also for those who have some previous experience. In this kit you will find all the materials including threads needed to stitch two abstract floral projects; Floreale & Floreali as shown below. The fabric is a fine quality Swiss batiste cotton and has the outlines pre-printed for your convenience. The threads used are DMC FLoche, Cotton a Broder and DMC Stranded cotton – the uses for each type of thread are explained in the booklet.
Traditionally whitework is done with white thread on a white ground fabric but I have added touches of colour to enrich the design which I call “Shades Of Whitework ” so as to distinguish it from pure whitework embroidery. The instruction booklet includes detailed instructions, stitch diagrams, step by step photos & practice motifs suitable for all levels. This is an entry level kit which will help you to master the basics of this fresh take on a timeless and elegant style of traditional embroidery. Because the FLoche & Broder threads are imported from France there may be some delay in re-stocking this product so the availability of kits is limited while stocks last.
I have re-drawn the Moonlit owl project, so it is now my own design and am currently stitching it up. I hope to have it available for you in kit form very soon along with some other prospective ideas in the next few weeks. I have dug out my old artists pens and have been working on some pen & ink drawings – Zentangle style, which I plan to use in future black & white embroidery designs. These unique creations are fun and enthralling to stitch, and I hope that you will enjoy these designs as much as I have enjoyed creating them. Meanwhile wherever you are be it winter, spring, summer or autumn have a wonderful weekend and many happy stitching hours. Trish