A Bed of Roses Smocked Cushion Top
A Bed of Roses Smocked Cushion Top
Welcome to a new series of smocked cushion tops! I hope that the next smocking ideas in the following seasonal cushion tops will help ignite some ideas of your own! Change the colours to match your home décor, or consider changing the size of the smocked cushion top to suit a sofa or smaller to hang on a door knob. Spring is the first in the series of four seasonal cushions offering not only variations, but three levels of difficulty on a tradition smocking design. The sample design was made using the basic or beginner smocking design which repeats the basic motif. The second design mirror images the basic motif and adds different accents with the possibility of introducing seed bead accents and back smocking. The third design utilizes a technique called ‘colour tumbling’. To do this effectively, choose two colours that are close on the colour wheel like hot pink and orange or lime green and turquoise. Follow the instructions on the graph and use three strands of floss. You, of course, get to choose the colour placement. The stitched designs are the designer choice and meant to guide you. Designed by Judith Marquis Amberlane & Amberpetites www.amberlane.ca
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Timeless Variations
Timeless Variations
Timeless Variations is a project that takes Hardanger Embroidery outside its traditional white on white. With the variations in colour for fabrics and threads available, the combinations are endless. Pick your favourite colours and experiment! Designed by Kim Beamish craftycreationsbybeamish@hotmail.ca craftycreations-beamish.blogspot.ca
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Forget-Me-Not Pincushion
Forget-Me-Not Pincushion
If there was ever a gift to make for a dear friend this one is it. Using techniques like cross stitch, and sewing, create this practical heirloom to remember a dear friend. Designed by Vicki Dixon Vancouver, British Columbia 604.738.2993 gvdixon@msn.com
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Banish Winter Blahs Cushion
Banish Winter Blahs Cushion
This abstract appliqué design was cut on the Brother ScanNCut using built in flourish designs in green and red batik fabric. The flourish pieces were artistically arranged and appliquéd to the charcoal linen background that was matchstick quilted – to give this cushion a modern look. The back of the cushion cover closes with a lapped closure and 3 buttons. Designed by Lynn Swanson
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Flowerpot Pincushions
Flowerpot Pincushions
Bring one of these cheery little flower pots into the light and you'll always have somewhere for your pins and needles. Designed by Carol Arsenault Curlypow Embroideries Newcastle, Ontario 905.987.3523 Curlypow3@hotmail.com
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Inukshuk Reversible Cushion - front
Inukshuk Reversible Cushion
Create this home decor piece by trying your hand at two different colour-work techniques giving a two-sided pillow when you are finished. Designed by Fiona Ellis www.fionaellisonline.com
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Ocean Treasures Cushion Cover
Ocean Treasures Cushion Cover
This project is a one page pattern that works beautifully as a pillow centre. The design could be embellished with beads or it could be modified for a simple embroidery project. Designed by Sheila Mitchell Sheila@wcts.com
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