понедельник, 31 марта 2008 г.

Jeremiah by Wiehler Gobelin

Inspiration has returned!
Happens, I threw work on the halfway )). Such imperfection I have a lot already. Among them are wonderful tapestry of old German company Wiehler Gobelin founded by Jakobs Wiehler in 1893. For the past 100 years it has featured quality work based mostly on classical paintings. This is a model #3602-1 Jeremiah by Rembrandt.

What is a Gobelin? Gobelins are hand-embroidered tapestries. Gobelins are usually inspired from famous paintings or religious art.
What is Petit Point stitch? In gobelin making, Petit Point refers to one diagonal needlepoint stitch. There are two techniques used for stitching or sewing gobelins.

  • Petit Point 1:1 is when each sign from the chart equals one stitch.
  • Petit Point 1:4 means that each sign would equal four stitches arranged in a square.
  • Generally, gobelins done in Petit Point 1:1 would be more detailed.

Whiehler Gobelin items are executed in one of, or a combination of, the following stitches: Petit Point 1:1 and Wiehler stitch (each sign equals two long stitch next to each other across two threads of the canvas at the top end).

I replace included in kit original Hardanger canvas (9 stitch/1 cm) by Ivory 25ct Lugana Fabric (52% Cotton, 48% Rayon) from Zweigart.

Wiehler Gobelin Jeremias by Rembrandt process

Current state
Happy stitching!

четверг, 6 марта 2008 г.

суббота, 1 марта 2008 г.

Thea Gouverneur "Cafe"

I received as gift wonderful kit of "Cafe" by Thea Gouverneur. I has long ago dreamed to stithing it.

Unfortunately, me disliked proposed colour range. I replace included in kit 30ct linen by Ivory 32ct Murano Fabric (52% Cotton, 48% Rayon) from Zweigart and replace grey-coloured floss from kit by coffee-coloured DMC.

Happy stitch!