Code : CG011
This stitchery features a verse from a poem by Emily Dickinson
It is designed to be stretched over a 16” square canvas.
It could also be incorporated into a quilt, or on a cushion as a central medallion.
- 60cm (OR 5/8 yard) of a pale, plain coloured cotton fabric for the stitchery.
- 40cm (OR 1/2 yard) of fusible, light-weight batting, such Vilene H630.
- 1 Fat Quarter (50 x 56cm metric OR 18” x 22” Imperial) of fabric for the border.
- 40cm (16”) square canvas. Measurements are calculated for a canvas with a depth of approx. 4cm (OR 1 1/2”).
- 2 skeins of 6 stranded embroidery floss, I used Cottage Garden Threads in ‘Peacock’ – 1201, which is a variegated thread (see top photo).
- Embroidery needle of choice, suitable for 2 strands of floss.
- Very fine permanent pigment pen in brown: eg “Zig Millennium 03 in Pure Brown” OR “Sakura Pigma Micron 01 (0.25mm) in Brown”.
- Temporary (disappearing) fabric marker.
- Iron and pressing cloth (I use a clean tea towel).
- Staple Gun and staples.
- Sewing machine and general sewing supplies.
- Perspex quilting ruler, rotary cutter & mat.
- Embroidery hoop (optional).
- Light box (optional).
Shown in the second photo is an alternate colour way, in two variegated threads for the feathers, Cottage Garden Threads ‘Clivea’-500 (oranges) and ‘Rusty Gate’-507, and a third thread ‘Nutmeg’-304 for the lettering.
I am no longer designing and selling patterns, but I’m very proud of the work I created, so I have left the patterns detailed here as a record of my endeavours.
Pattern : CG011 : Hope is a thing with feathers stitchery