Fault in the Linen – what to do? (1)

Hand-woven linens often have a number of small defects. Most of them can be ignored.

However, if it is a fault that would spoil the overall impression, you should find a way to cover it up.

I found a clear fault in the form of a strong thread thickening – albeit without a knot – in the lower area of ​​the basket motif of the Sofa Cushion 3 .

First of all, I tried to pull some of the fibers to the back using the tip of a needle and pluck them off from there.

However, this was only possible to a limited extent; the thread thickening was still so strong that it would have had a disruptive effect on the uniformity of many filling patterns. So a filling pattern had to be found that covered the defect.

I decided to use wide Satin stitch bars, counted the vertical fabric threads starting from the center longitudinal axis (24 threads to the fault) and then set the width of the Satin stitches to 5 fabric threads. As a precaution, I did not start pulling out the thread in the middle of the motif, but rather to the left and right of the fault area.

From there, further thread withdrawing was madet for a simple 5:1 withdrawn thread pattern. The thread withdrawing was continued above the row of interlaced Herringbone stitches.

The damaged area was embroidered over

and after washing it is only visible to those who know where the fault was.

Advent Calendar 2023 – No. 23

Advent Calendar 2023 – Nativity Scene
Robe of the third Wise Man

The garment of the third wise man consists of many small areas. Therefore, the pattern must be appropriate – small and modest in appearance.

Thread withdrawing is made 2:1 and

Diagonal Cross filling stitches (Openwork Pattern Samplers, pages 24, 25) are embroidered into the coat parts.

The dividing lines for the sleeves are embroidered only after the filling pattern has been completed.

The curved-line decorations are embroidered with wrapped Chain stitches (coton à broder No. 25).

In contrast to the airy coat pattern, the scarf should be given a dense pattern. I opt for the Satin stitch pattern “narrow pearl pattern” (Wickelstiche page 43) (coton à broder No. 20).

In the photo, the difference between the two patterns is rather small. After washing, it will look different.

At the end, the remaining unembroidered area of the vessel was filled with tiny Wave stitches (coton à broder No. 25).

With the third wise man, the last figure is also embroidered. Now the project still needs to be hemmed, washed, starched and ironed.

Pictures of the final result will follow.

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Advent Calendar 2023 – Outline Designs
Advent Calendar 2023 – Prep Work
Advent Calendar 2023 – Hairstyles and Facial Features of Wise Men
Advent Calendar 2023 – Hands
Advent Calendar 2023 – Vessels for the Gifts
Advent Calendar 2023 – Headwear
Advent Calendar 2023 – Sheep
Advent Calendar 2023 – Footwear
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the first Shepherd
Advent Calendar 2023 – Stick of the first Shepherd
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the second Shepherd (A)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the second Shepherd (B)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the second Shepherd (C)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Sheep Wool
Advent Calendar 2023 – Stick of the third Shepherd
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the third Shepherd
Advent Calendar 2023 – Maria’s Robe (A)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Maria’s Robe (B)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Baby Jesus in the Manger
Advent Calendar 2023 – The Star of Bethlehem
Advent Calendar 2023 – Joseph’s Robe
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the first Wise Man
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the second Wise Man

Advent Calendar 2023 – No. 22

Advent Calendar 2023 – Nativity Scene
Robe of the second Wise Man

The second wise man is to receive a subtly patterned shirt. For this purpose, simple vertical thread withdrawing 3:1 is made.

Honeycomb Darning stitches are embroidered from the back between the withdrawn threads (coton à broder No. 16).

The cape should have a distinctive pattern. The Limet grid is withdrawn 4:1.

Filling pattern 571 is embroidered in two steps (coton à broder No. 20).

The cuffs of the trousers are embroidered with Satin stitch bars (coton à broder No. 20).

The trousers have a large surface area that offers space for a distinct filling pattern. I decided on a slight modification of filling pattern 448 (coton à broder No. 20). The dividing seam is subsequently attached with wrapped Chain stitches and additional Chain stitches.

The shirt sleeves are given a Honeycomb Darning stitch pattern.

Especially when illuminated at the back, this pattern harmonizes with the back Honeycomb Darning stitches of the shirt.

With the wise man 2, the second-to-last figure is embroidered.

Advent Calendar 2016
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Advent Calendar 2018
Advent Calendar 2019
Advent Calendar 2023 – Outline Designs
Advent Calendar 2023 – Prep Work
Advent Calendar 2023 – Hairstyles and Facial Features of Wise Men
Advent Calendar 2023 – Hands
Advent Calendar 2023 – Vessels for the Gifts
Advent Calendar 2023 – Headwear
Advent Calendar 2023 – Sheep
Advent Calendar 2023 – Footwear
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the first Shepherd
Advent Calendar 2023 – Stick of the first Shepherd
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the second Shepherd (A)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the second Shepherd (B)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the second Shepherd (C)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Sheep Wool
Advent Calendar 2023 – Stick of the third Shepherd
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the third Shepherd
Advent Calendar 2023 – Maria’s Robe (A)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Maria’s Robe (B)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Baby Jesus in the Manger
Advent Calendar 2023 – The Star of Bethlehem
Advent Calendar 2023 – Joseph’s Robe
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the first Wise Man

Advent Calendar 2023 – No. 21

Advent Calendar 2023 – Nativity Scene
Robe of the first Wise Man

The robe of the first Wise Man is relatively easy to embroider, because he wears a simple, one-piece coat, which is supposed to achieve its effect through a magnificent filling pattern.

In order not to have to interrupt the difficult-to-embroider pattern too often, only the outer outlines are embroidered with Coral Knot and Chain stitches.

Thread withdrawing 2:1 is made over the entire shape of the coat.
With coton à broder No. 20 double crosses (Openwork Pattern Samplers, p. 77)

are embroidered in two steps.

At the end, the drapery is set with wrapped Chain stitches (coton à broder No. 16).

The cuffs are filled with Satin stitches (coton à broder No. 16)

and with the wise man 1 the eighth figure is already finished.

Advent Calendar 2016
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Advent Calendar 2018
Advent Calendar 2019
Advent Calendar 2023 – Outline Designs
Advent Calendar 2023 – Prep Work
Advent Calendar 2023 – Hairstyles and Facial Features of Wise Men
Advent Calendar 2023 – Hands
Advent Calendar 2023 – Vessels for the Gifts
Advent Calendar 2023 – Headwear
Advent Calendar 2023 – Sheep
Advent Calendar 2023 – Footwear
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the first Shepherd
Advent Calendar 2023 – Stick of the first Shepherd
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the second Shepherd (A)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the second Shepherd (B)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the second Shepherd (C)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Sheep Wool
Advent Calendar 2023 – Stick of the third Shepherd
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the third Shepherd
Advent Calendar 2023 – Maria’s Robe (A)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Maria’s Robe (B)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Baby Jesus in the Manger
Advent Calendar 2023 – The Star of Bethlehem
Advent Calendar 2023 – Joseph’s Robe

Advent Calendar 2023 – No. 20

Advent Calendar 2023 – Nativity Scene
Joseph’s Robe

The sleeves of Joseph’s shirt only have very small areas. Therefore, no thread withdrawing is made, so Chain stitch boundaries can be omitted. When working with filling pattern 571 I noticed that the pattern could look quite attractive even if only the first half was embroidered. So I embroider the Cross stitches (coton à broder No. 20) in this way, but only without thread withdrawing.

The vest should have an openwork pattern. Because of the small area, thread withdrawing is made 2:1.

Some threads are also withdrawn in the area between the hairs. It would have been better to leave these areas without thread withdrawing.

Since I don’t want to weave the threads back in, the area is inevitably filled with filling pattern 147 from Openwork Needleweaving Patterns.

The skirt of the vest also gets a thread withdrawing of 2:1 and

Cable stitches (coton à broder No. 25). A marking thread is withdrawn for the other half of the vest so that the pattern can be worked at the same height later.

Filling pattern 147 from Openwork Needleweaving Patterns is embroidered into the shape.

For the sleeves and collar I want a dense, small Limet pattern, which I found in “Feather Dress” in Limerosen II .

The hat brim is embroidered with geschlossenem Fischgrätenstich (auch geschlossener Federstich genannt) closed herringbone stitch (also called closed feather stitch)??? (Who can help with right translation?) (coton à broder No. 16).

The shirt that looks out of the vest receives the same decoration.

At the end, the hat shape is withdrawn 2:1 and a Rose stitch pattern similar to filling pattern 543 – only with non-staggered rows of Rose stitches – is worked.

The seventh figure, Joseph, is now finished.

Advent Calendar 2016
Advent Calendar 2017
Advent Calendar 2018
Advent Calendar 2019
Advent Calendar 2023 – Outline Designs
Advent Calendar 2023 – Prep Work
Advent Calendar 2023 – Hairstyles and Facial Features of Wise Men
Advent Calendar 2023 – Hands
Advent Calendar 2023 – Vessels for the Gifts
Advent Calendar 2023 – Headwear
Advent Calendar 2023 – Sheep
Advent Calendar 2023 – Footwear
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the first Shepherd
Advent Calendar 2023 – Stick of the first Shepherd
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the second Shepherd (A)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the second Shepherd (B)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the second Shepherd (C)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Sheep Wool
Advent Calendar 2023 – Stick of the third Shepherd
Advent Calendar 2023 – Robe of the third Shepherd
Advent Calendar 2023 – Maria’s Robe (A)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Maria’s Robe (B)
Advent Calendar 2023 – Baby Jesus in the Manger
Advent Calendar 2023 – The Star of Bethlehem