Greetings lovely friends and readers,
Many moons ago, I saw this lovely sewing kit from the SALE basket in one of our local needlework shop. The brand of the kit is something which I’ve not heard off: Vervaco. So I went to Google it and found more about it here. The kit has some instruction sheet like that as below, 2 skeins of embroidery thread and also a piece of muslin like white cloth
The cool thing is that the muslin-like cloth has already being printed with the pattern and I just got to stitch on it.
Initially, I thought the work got to be done using Satin stitching, however, I was wrong.
I took a closer look at the instruction sheet and found the word Shadow work. Emmm.. I must say is something new to me and I’ve never heard about this before and so I begin to research on what Shadow work is and saw the links here, here and here.
So I followed the instruction, and move forward with the kit.
Shadow work as I read is like some kind of a white-work and the interesting thing is that the back of the work looks like a herringbone stitches like that. Is really neat to have the back of the work look so tidy like that.
So as I sew on the front of the work looks like that:
Is like casting a shadow between the fabric, although the front on shows somewhat like a running stitches. Emmmm… the front doesn’t look that pretty eh..
And I’ve managed to complete the work which in the end looks very pretty like that. So delicate and pure looking and I’m really pleased with the end result.
And I must say, the work fits well like a center piece or for guests to use it like a place-mat for tea. What do you think?
Have you lifted anything from a SALE basket before? I would like to hear from you and how have you worked through something new. Till the next time my friends.. and happy crafting.
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