Monday, January 23, 2006

Redwork

This is my first attempt at redwork I didn't really know what I was doing and it shows. The pattern came from Needlecrafter.com it's called Scarecrow and Two Little Birds. It can be found under Designs and the pattern is in the Other category. The scarecrow is done with two strands of floss and the birds with one and I did nearly all of it with a stem stitch. The block is scanned which is why the picture quality isn't what it should be. I really hadn't thought about doing redwork before and I've been doing embroidery off and on for years. I decided to do it after visiting several other bloggers that shared their redwork. I wasn't paying close enough attention, you know just surfing, or I would share links to their work.

4 comments:

Ribbonwiz said...

Iris, your redwork is gorgeous, now if that's your first, you are off to a good start.
Keep stitching, and welcome to blogging

Iris said...

Thank you ribbonwiz. I struggle to keep my stitch lengths the same. It is getting better but it depends on the pattern I'm working on.

Gina E. said...

I'm with ribbonwiz here - I can't see anything wrong with your stitching either! I have done a little bit of redwork - love it because I don't have to keep changing colours...lazy, I know.

Iris said...

Hi, gina e. I guess I'm my own worst critic. I agree with you about loving redwork and not changing colors. The back side of my work looks so much better.