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Introduction to Whitework

Introduction to Whitework Blue Alphabet Here are the necessary explanations for the realization of this alphabet in Whitework. You will find boards containing all the letters that you can download HERE. For my part, I chose to embroider a letter of a height of 8 cm...

Richelieu Alphabet

Richelieu Alphabet Here are the explanations needed to embroider the letters of an alphabet with the technique of Richelieu Embroidery. This is one of the techniques that are part of what is called Whitework. It bears the name of “Richelieu” (1585-1642) in...

Reticello pincushion

Fundamentals of Reticello embroidery Pincushion Part 1   To approach this technique, we will embroider a pincushion. This will allow reviewing the different phases necessary for the realization of a project in Reticello.         This project is made on linen 11...

Reticello pincushion part 2

Reticello pincushion part 2   Here are the explanations for the first 2 patterns that will fill the 13 windows of the grid. All the drawings used in these instructions come from Giuliana Buonpadre’s book.         Giuliana BuonpadreGli AntichiIL...

Reticello pincushion part 3

Reticello pincushion part 3     Here are the pictures of patterns 3 and 4 which are following the 2 previous ones to complete the design in Reticello of this pincushion.         Pattern n° 3 Start by straightening 3 threads starting on the right side, hanging in...

Reticello picushion part 4

Reticello pincushion part 4   The Reticello pattern is now finished and I found that it would be highlighted by a simple decoration that allows to obtain a square pattern, which will facilitate assembly. I used the DMC thread “Spécial à broder” for the...

Variations on a letter

Variations on a letter    Originally, this font is made for calligraphy and not for embroidery. In this post, my intention is to embroider different letters of different sizes and using various stitches. Here are 4 letters of 2, 4, 6 and 8 cm. In carrying out this...