juni 02, 2012

Portuguese Whitework

Some time ago Mary Corbet recommended an embroidery book about Portuguese Whitework written by Yvette Stanton. I found this review rather interesting because the technique is a mix of Hardanger and Bullion Knots - and that this kind of embroidery only uses 21 various stitches - all of them also used in Crewel embroidery.

I bought the book immediately and have been reading a lot about the history, patterns, stitches etc.

 
My photo

For et stykke tid siden anbefalede Mary Corbet ovenstående bog om portugisisk broderi skrevet af Yvette Stanton. Denne type broderi er specielt for området Guimarães i det nordlige Portugal og er et mix af det vi kender som Hardanger og Bullion Knots. Der er oprindeligt kun 21 forskellige broderiteknikker (eller sting) - alle sting som også bruges i Crewel, som jeg er meget optaget af.
Så bogen blev omgående købt og jeg har læst en hel del om historien bag, om teknikken osv.

 I picked out a beginner's project...

 
photo from the book - more cuteness sneaking into my life!
 Jeg valgte et begynderprojekt fra bogen..

...and this is where I am to-day.



 ... og så langt er jeg i dag.


The funny thing is.... when I had embroidered a couple of minutes I suddenly remembered that I used to do a lot of Hardanger when I was about 11-12 years old. I actually have a rather large tablecloth embroidered in Hardanger - it is white on blue linen. I haven't seen it in years - I'm sure though that it is hiding somewhere in the dungeon I call my basement - a place filled with old forgotten, dusty and scary things from my past *lol*




Det mærkelige er, at da jeg havde broderet nogle få minutter så huskede jeg lige pludselig, at jeg havde lavet en hel del Hardangerbroderi da jeg var en 11-12 år. Jeg lavede bla en stor blå dug som nu befinder sig et eller andet sted i 'undergrunden' - i min kælder - sammen med en masse andre gamle, støvede og glemte sager fra min fortid.
En fortid, som man åbenbart ikke kan løbe fra, selv om man har glemt en masse - det sidder på rygraden..
Så jeg er på Hardanger igen - og det er (foreløbigt) sjovt og nemt:-)

7 kommentarer:

Deborah sagde ...

This is lovely! It looks very difficult to do!

Wendy sagde ...

This is going to be fabulous! Really looking forward to seeing your progress.

Janine sagde ...

The pictures from the book look wonderful and yours is looking great two - very neat stitching. I'm looking forward to seeing some more!

mammafairy sagde ...

I have done a little drawn thread work in the past, yours is very beautiful, yours looks much neater than mine was!
White on white is very stylish!

Fabraholic sagde ...

Never in life could I come up with something like this! I used to do a lot of cross stitch, but Hardanger was over my head.
Lots great!

karen sagde ...

Rosa this is beautiful. I know how difficult this technique is...you are very skilled!

Rachel sagde ...

Try and find your tablecloth - we'd love to see it!