Continuing the Jacobean bellpull

There’s only a little bit of progress to report on the Plas Teg bellpull from the Mary Jane Collection (see project page for previous posts).

The purple is double running stitch – I was inspired by my Turkish embroidery book to try it as a solid filling (called sira ishi in Turkish). It’s really pretty and fills large curved shapes well (the original instructions suggested long and short stitch). Speaking of long-and-short stitch, I started work on this flower:

The other two petals are supposed to be worked in chain stitch, but I love this petal so much I think I will do them all in long-and-short stitch. The two pointy petals/leaves are supposed to be purple, but I’m changing them to green.

Lastly, I worked two more of the berry tops in padded satin stitch.

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12 Responses to Continuing the Jacobean bellpull

  1. wendy says:

    This is looking beautiful. I love that long and short stitch petal too. I tried to do some flowers in long and short stitch and they look dreadful, approximately how long are your stitches?

  2. meri says:

    Just beautiful, Hannah!

  3. linnyts says:

    It’s beautiful, Hannah! You make me want to leave work and go home to stitch.

  4. Elmsley Rose says:

    I love that petal too! Gorgeous colours – and you’ve mixed them really well.

  5. Rachel says:

    Delightful – you’re making great progress here!

  6. Radka says:

    I love the colours you are using 🙂

  7. coralseas says:

    Lovely! I like the colours and stitch choices you have made. Great LSS on the petal!

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