An Easter Egg

A simple oval design with a double line (Here: external measurements 8 cm X 5.28 cm)
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was ironed on Weddigen linen, 13.5/cm thread count.
OE_2Coton à broder No. 16 is used for the Coral Knot stitches, No. 20 for both the Blanket stitches and the filling pattern, and No. 25 for the Chain stitches.
Coral Knot stitches are worked along the inner line.
OE_3Chain stitches are worked directly inside the Coral Knot stitches.
OE_4Chain stitches are worked a small distance outside the Coral Knot stitches. The outside Chain stitches are covered with densely worked Blanket stitches between the outline and the Coral Knot line.
OE_5The shape was filled with pattern “478”.
Starting in the middle, alternate withdrawing 1 vertical thread and leaving 2 vertical threads.
OE_7Start at the center (red marked)
OE_8always alternate working four blocks of Satin stitches and 5 Rose stitches.
OE_9The first row is finished up from the already worked section.
OE_10After finishing, the embroidered piece is washed (boiled), starched and ironed. Then, the egg is cut.
OE_11If needed, such closely trimmed embroidery can be washed and ironed – quick and easy – at any time, but never spun in a washing machine!
OE_12Whether you choose to place the egg on a surface, to hang it, or to mount it in a frame, cutting out the embroidery opens up manifold ways for decorations.
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Happy Easter!

3 Comments
  1. So pretty 🙂
    Happy Easter,
    xx

  2. Hi Luzine, what a lovely little embroidery! I am too late for this Easter but well in time for next year. Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas and techniques with us.

    Regards
    Hannie

    • Yes, dear Hannie, the Easter egg is nice and easy to work. Unfortunaltely I did not think of Easter projects in time this year. So I got ready only this small piece. But it is lovely, I agree. I got so many other ideas for Easter embroideries – but it was too late for this year. I hope to remember in time next year. I enjoy sharing.

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