‘Gingko’ is a contemporary whitework embroidery design and I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t like the Gingko shape and we all know it is the oldest tree in the world. I also love that is comes from Japan were so many trends are born. Gingko has a freeform outline with counted thread work as the design fills. This design can be matched with Oak -my leaf Blackwork sampler. The fill designs are traditional stitches I have found in research I have done but may differ slightly. The outlines are in whipped stem stitch but each of the design fills are a counted stitch so best suited to an intermediate stitcher.
Available as Template (including all Instructions)only or Kit.
-Detailed instructions and template for design (needs to transferred to linen)
-32 ct Belfast col. ‘Dirty Linen’ Linen (as shown in photos but can be changed-Raw colour option) (please choose from options)
-DMC Perle 12 and stranded cotton col.712
-Kit does not include the backing or trim.
Finished size the pillow (cushion) is 38 cm square (15 inches square)
Finished design size 20.5 cm square (8 inches square)
This design also looks great framed.
Together with ‘Oak’ these pillows (cushions) will add a lovely hand-stitched texture to any room with the satisfaction you have when creating yourself!
Whitework is generally considered to have to be white thread on white material but as you can see from this example the use of pulled thread work can be very effective using other colours while still giving the lovely textured look of traditional whitework.
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