Sunday, 15 July 2007

INDIA

This is my interpretation of India by India Grace designs. The design called for perle #5 and #8 but i chose to use #8 and #12 as I thought the other would be too bulky for my liking. I used perle #8 in House of Embroidery 86 Coral, using the darker shade for the satin star and tulips and the medium shade for the kloiser blocks and little satin flower. I used perle #12, Anchor 06 for the infills and dmc 927 for the eyelets in the centre of the satin flowers. I also added these beads which (though disappointinly do not show up correct here) are exactly the same shade of peach. They are Polstitches hand dyed beads and were a RAK from Terri (thanks Terri) a little while ago. If you want to see what the original design looked like then click here. I hope Vicki Mansfield (the designer) approves of my interpretation.
Right off to put my bits and bobs away and get The Quiltmaker ready for tomorrow. Then its a hot bath. We had a brilliant weekend with our friends in Yorkshire but after a busy weekend which included excercising three lively boxer dogs up on the fens between Holmfirth and Huddersfield this morning I am absolutely wacked tonight.

Sophie, Cali and Amber trying not to show how excited they feel about going out in the car lol.

9 comments:

Edda said...

Helen, I just love your India project. The colours are so stunning, it is truly beautiful.

Nicola said...

You know Helen, i much prefer your version of India to the original! It's lovely, the colours are beautiful, and I lokve those beads.

Stitcher said...

Lovely colours. And LOL at the dogs, they look so disinterested.

Julie said...

WOW the colours you chose for this are stunning, i love it

Carla said...

Gorgeous finish! Love the colors
Cute dogs...boxers are one of my favorites breeds, we had three when I was a teen

jane said...

India is lovely Helen - the colours are fabulous

Sally said...

What a stunning finish Helen. It is so beautiful.

Those dogs look whacked! Lol!

Karen said...

I love the colours you chose for they India project, they dogs are wonderful my brother has a white boxer

Anita said...

Wow, what a stunning piece and colors and I just love it. This designer is new to me, I need to do some searching to find out who this designer is. Great stitching.