Drawn thread or open work- free pattern for a decorative pillow

 

 

I love to change pillows around my house as much as my mother use to change the position of furniture once. One day my bed was here, second day at the opposite wall. Then I hate it but now…

I have summer pillowcases, winter ones, Easter, Christmas, bad day, good day,I hate you, I love you, I don`t give a sh..  and a tone of others to do, in my computer and in my work basket, just because I think that you can change a house by changing small things like pillows or curtains (about this another time ).

After I planned to do a cross stitch pillow case with a big heart full of letters, with beautiful colors (different tones of pink), I bought material, thread and all but then…. I stumbled over a drawn thread (or open work or punto tirato) project and I fell in love (again). My DH is still amazed how I can change my mind in one second and do a totally different project from the one I started. What !!! I have to feel guilty ??? No, one day I will still do that wonderful pink heart. Just not now.

This is  one of the  free books from  Antique Pattern Library where you can find wonderful patterns and details about how to do drawn thread work and pretty much everything about handwork .The one I used is here and is very good even if you know nothing about this technique because is explained very well and complete

Free  drawn thread book from antique pattern library

Free drawn thread book from antique pattern library

At page 32 is the figure 70 for an open work ground

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

and this is the result.

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

 

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

 

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

 

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

 

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

 

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

drawn thread, open work, punto tirato

I still have to do those spirals over but is so delicate and I like it so much as it is. For the moment it stays like this.

More details next time.

Good night ladies.

 

 

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10 responses to “Drawn thread or open work- free pattern for a decorative pillow

  1. Very nicely illustrated work. Thank you. I too have just started learning this type of embroidery. Beautiful work. Norma

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  6. Hello, that is really nice work, what cloth is it made from???

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    • Hi, I have to tell the truth.
      The cloth is from an old curtain, color cream. Was stitched in an old fashion with some ruffles and I did not like it.
      I keep almost everything so I found that almost 2 mtrs of cloth,1.5 mtrs wide will do for many pillows ahead. Structure is good, almost square on same length and wide and with some starch stays pretty well.

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