Display – Canvas-work Embroidery by Isabeau d’Orleans

Mistress Isabeau d’Orleans, Shire of Rusted Woodlands
EK Wiki: https://wiki.eastkingdom.org/index.php?title=Isabeau_d%27Orleans

This project has a dual inspiration. I wanted to continue to fill in my rankings in Athena’s Thimble and canvas work is something I had never tried. My brother, Sir Jan Janowicz Bogdanski also promised to make me a Savanarolla chair, so I wanted a cushion for that. This will be a cushion for that chair.

I have always loved the look of Bargello, so I thought that it would be a great choice for an Italian style of chair. I went for the rounded version of a flame stitch. This is a 22 count canvas worked with silk in my heraldic colors: azure, purpure and argent. The silk is from a company called Planet Earth.

The first row takes the longest because that is where all of your counting has to happen. Once that is set every other row follows that pattern. All stitches are worked over four threads of canvas, so they are all the same length. The pattern is created by their placement.

8 thoughts on “Display – Canvas-work Embroidery by Isabeau d’Orleans

  1. This is so gorgeous! I love the colors and I seriously can’t wait to see the whole chair – it’s going to be stunning!

  2. Lovely colors and great work. I have only done a bargello pattern for a quilt and I agree that the first row can be the most challenging. Just as in a building, that foundation needs to be perfect as all the other levels “lean” on it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Really lovely work – and I *love* that you are using this to upholster a chair. Brilliant! I wouldn’t have thought to try that, but it’s a perfect application. I hope I get to see this at an AT panel sometime!

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