Elissa sent along photos of her beautiful cutwork and needlelace pillowcases she’s currently working on, so I thought I’d share them to you!
Elissa made the pillowcases herself, from an extra sheet from her bed set. The edge is stitched with a diamond quilting pattern that reflects the cutwork motif. The cases are made extra long, so that the edge of it can drape and show off the needlework.
The cutwork diamonds are taken from one of the Variety magazines that feature Italian cutwork. Elissa plans to work some surface embroidery around the cutwork diamonds.
She’s adding a little scalloped trim worked by hand. This needle lace is really well done! The picots are made from bullions, and each scallop takes her about ten minutes to complete.
Gorgeous, isn’t it? Doesn’t it just make you want to make up a whole crisp set of gorgeous hand embroidered linens??!
Thanks, Elissa, for sending along the photos!! Beautiful work! Congratulations!