Sunday, April 26, 2009

Casalguidi 3

This morning I was browsing some old Ariadnes (magazines for embroidery, knitting and crochet) for some inspiration. I wanted to combine Persian openwork and the raised stem stitch band to make 'real' Casalguidi. There were some lovely examples of Persian openwork, I just had to try some. The first one reminds me of the quilt block Rail Fence. It was very easy, just 3 rows of 13 straight stitches over 4 threads. The next one was stitched on the back of the fabric! Here you can see the result.
And this is the back of it. It is done in herringbone stitches, 4 stitches over 2 x 6 threads. Then they move, the next 4 stitches are halfway the first. After that they move back.

2 comments:

  1. Mooi hoor, ik heb deze Ariadne ook gezien en voor een deel toegepast in mijn Perzisch ajour proeflapje.

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  2. the middle stitch sample is very appealing- its very gentle in feel

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