Embroidery Love

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    This is one of a pair of old and slightly the worse for wear cushions currently living on our sofa.

    I'm going to replace them with something a bit less tatty looking (I have lots of cushion-making projects planned for this year!) but I can't bear to be rid of these as I love the design so much.

    Lots of the embroidery is damaged, so I'm thinking about maybe taking the cushions apart and trying to restore (ie re-do) parts of the stitching. Then I can perhaps use them as panels in new cushions or stretch them over canvas frames or something?

    All thoughts and ideas welcome! :)

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    1. laurafallulah 117 months ago | reply

      Love the idea of restoring them and stretching them over frames. Such pretty embroidery.

    2. Jackie Cardy (dogdaisy92) 117 months ago | reply

      Well...if it was me I would use free machine embroidery to applique them onto a new background. White thread worked densely on the white to blend them in. But I think you are a hand stitcher so.....I can't help.
      They are really unusual.

    3. Rita de Castro Makeup Artist 117 months ago | reply

      Lovely!! So so so so pretty.

    4. Mystery Girl Mosaics / Angie 117 months ago | reply

      Oh yes! Please salvage - this is so lovely!!! :-)

    5. borona 117 months ago | reply

      Is beautiful :D

    6. siusi_cor 117 months ago | reply

      amor bordado, maravilhoso

    7. mysparetimedesign 117 months ago | reply

      So much work.....I would definately reuse them in decorative cushions or in frames

    8. SpeedyDi20832 117 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Fancy Needle Crafts, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. mysweetiepiepie 117 months ago | reply

      So pretty! I’d definitely repair and frame.

    10. a.little.craftster 117 months ago | reply

      Really pretty flowers!
      Love all your crafts work, bugsandfishes by lupin.

    11. csfgirl 116 months ago | reply

      Definitely you should try to repair the needle work and salvage the pieces in some form - very nice! I'm assuming you did the original work yourself?

    12. bugsandfishes by lupin 116 months ago | reply

      No, this is a vintage (thrifted) piece :)

    13. miskiti 81 months ago | reply

      so very pretty

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