Tag Archives: Jacobean

Bird Brocade Returns

I hadn’t worked on this project in over a year. I pulled it out this week and felt inspired, so here it is again! The bird is acquiring feathers rapidly.

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Lots of flowers

It’s all flowers in today’s update on the bellpull from the Mary Jane Collection. My blue flower is filling in and I love, love, love my yellow french knots. And look, farther up on the vine I’ve made progress on … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull Part Ten Trillion

Y’all, I lost count of the number of posts I’ve done on this project. Behold the update photo! I finished the last berry on the left side with purple at the top for variety. I might add some horizontal laid … Continue reading

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Flower petals in Japanese darning stitch

I settled on Japanese darning stitch for the light blue airy petals of these flowers. I’d never tried this stitch before, but I love the effect. It’s easy and quick. I have no idea if it’s actually Japanese or not … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Finished: Custom House Crewel Bellpull

┬áThis was the very first crewel project that I started. It’s such a beautiful design. I finally picked it back up and finished stitching the hill at the bottom, and it’s done! My stitching has improved a lot since I … Continue reading

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Almost there: Mini Bellpull Kit

I mentioned a while ago that I had almost finished the Mini Bellpull from Custom House of Needlearts. Well, I decided I wanted to finally have it finished, so I’ve picked it up again. I fixed a few spots that … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull Flowers

There’s another blue flower on the bellpull, and I decided to replace the long-and-short filling with Castelo Branco stitch on this flower too. Then I replaced long-and-short stitch filling for this leaf with split stitch. I like the texture. It … Continue reading

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Debate: Trunk Color

OK, folks, I’m looking for some opinionated people. The trunk (according to the kit) should be in 3 shades of gray. I’ve started work on it, but it’s not too late to change! I’ve had one commenter who prefers brown. … Continue reading

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Plas Teg Bellpull Kit!

OK, I gave in to temptation and started it (original post describing the kit). Two strands of floss with crewel stitching covers so much more ground than one strand of silk in satin, so I feel like I’m making progress. … Continue reading

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