I’ve been working on some more brickwork embroidery as I’m putting together gifts for 12th Night in January. I’m having such fun with this technique! As a bonus, when we were at Home Depot last week to get supplies for our electrical project, I picked up some CFL light bulbs that put out the equivalent of a 100-watt incandescent bulb to use in the lamp that sits at my end of the couch. Previously, I had only had a 60-watt CFL in that light, and I could only work for a limited amount of time before the dim light made it difficult to see the threads. I was even using a small hiking headlamp to give some additional light, but that ran through the batteries quickly! The new bulb makes a world of difference – it’s so bright, I can see everything without using the headlamp. I might even get to the point of putting a shade back on this lamp!
At any rate, here are my two new embroideries. These will also be made into needle books for 12th Night.
This pattern is from the Medieval Arts & Crafts blog:
And this one is from the Medieval Silkwork blog:
Both patterns are worked using 4 strands of DMC embroidery floss on 28-count evenweave fabric. The finished pieces are about 4×5 inches. I’ll have to try to keep track of how long it takes me to complete the next one. I haven’t really totaled up the hours at this point. I usually work on this in the evening while watching TV – probably an hour or two at a time, but not every night of the week.