Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Cross-Stitched Cushion

As I explained in the 'My Background' page on here, I started my embroidery life with cross stitch.  As many do.  There came a time when I wanted to expand my repertoire and I have since enjoyed using many different embroidery stitches.

However, I'm regularly disappointed when I hear stitchers berate this technique, on the grounds, I assume, that, at best it's too simple and/or 'twee', at worst too restricting.

I don't agree: and I often come back to it.  I have seen some wonderful pieces of cross stitch work.  With imagination and just a bit of flair, not to mention embellishment (in this example - sequins -  it can give beautiful effects.

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