I have started embroidering one of the simple stitcheries for my new tablecloth. I haven't made a final decision regarding fabrics for this project. I will be going to South West Spring Quilt Festival in Exeter in the coming week and as we all know, there bound to be something more interesting then I have at home :)
When I was writing the post about Mary Thomas's embroidery books, I realized that I haven't done any "proper" embroidery for some time, not since I finished the Casalguidi sampler.
In the same book by Via Laurie, where I found the Casalguidi project, I found my new project, called "Floral Delight" in Jacobean style. You would expect to see this kind of design done in Crewel work, but this embroidery is done with space-dyed threads on silk.
It was the first time I used a "Transfer Veil" , made by "BOHIN" of France, which I bought from The Contented Cat, to transfer the design onto the fabric. I must admit that I was rather apprehensive about doing this way, as I bought the transfer veil for transferring quilting design, but I was pleasantly surprised, considering the uneven surface of the silk.It is possibly not as good as a pencil, but considering that the final work can be easily rinsed out in a cold water, if needed, I am very happy with this product.
After I finished transferring the picture, I rinsed out the veil, dried it and it is ready to use again.
You can see it here.