Saturday, August 24, 2013

WHITE WORK PILLOW

I have mentioned in posts over the past year and a half that I have been taking classes with Karen Ruane of Contemporary Embroidery in the UK.  This summer was a sit and stitch  type class where we just followed Karen in her sewing routine.  She made some of her lovely pin pillows and a gorgeous wedding folder for her daughter who is getting married in Las Vegas in October.

I followed along but instead of a case I ended up making this pillow with my piece.  My GD just started her first year of college so I hopefully have awhile before I need to think about making one for her.  Karen's classes have been wonderful and I started in Jan. 2012 and just finished this August.  They were all wonderful except the artistic ones with paper and paint that I do not do very well at and truthfully had no interest in.

Here are the pillow pics:
 




9 comments:

crafty cat corner said...

Your pillow is beautiful, what a great way to use bits of broderie anglaise, I might have a go at that.
Briony
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Magpie's Mumblings said...

You've created a lovely pillow...it must be such a pleasure to look at with so many details to see. I might have to put a pillow on my wanna-do list!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Great idea to make a pillow with your Whitework piece. My piece from the class is still pinned to the blocking board...a shame to let all that stitching not be viewed on a daily basis...I think I will have to create a pillow as well. Thanks for the inspiration!
Deb

Debra S. said...

I would not let anyone touch that pillow! or else.

So pretty!!

Maggi said...

Beautiful Freda. If you can work like this you don't need the paper and paint t work anyway.

Wendy said...

What a lovely pillow....

Createology said...

Miss Freda your whitework pillow is ethereal and so very beautiful. This is such a lovely way to enjoy your stitching efforts over the last many months. Stitching Bliss Dear...

Jillayne said...

Oh my Freda -- what a stunning piece of work you have made here - it's simply amazing. You have used some beautiful textiles in this piece... just gorgeous!

Pam Kellogg said...

Gorgeous! I have always loved Karen's work!!! This is beautiful! Pam