Monday, May 25, 2009

Other handwork

This is an attempt to another Portuguese traditional stitch - the embroidery of Castelo Branco - it is embroidered with silk thread on linen.
I don't know how correctly made the stitches are, as I made it searching on an old book and magazines for instructions on the stitches.

This embroidery is mainly used for cushions, bed spreads and wall hangings.

Besides victorian I love the celtic era, so these curtains I embroidered for my bedroom are celtic knots.

A design I conceived for a RR .

A monochrom pattern, that I decided to have in many colours.


samplerlover said...

What stunning work you do. - Sandra.

Olga said...

Your works are very pretty, love your rugs and the flowers done in Portuguese traditional stitch - great job!

Brigitte said...

Cristina, you do some awesome work.I love the curtains with the Celtic knots, a wonderful idea. And the autumn square on the RR looks adorable.

woolwoman said...

So interesting Cristina to hear about and see the Portuguese rugs. While in New Bedford Mass. last summer at a needlework seminar at the Whaling Museum - we saw many examples of Portuguese needlework - apparently New Bedford has a very strong Portuguese influence. We also had some wonderful sausage - can't recall the name that was a traditional Portie recipe. Thanks for sharing - Melody

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Anonymous said...


I just came across your blog - you do such beautiful work. Thank you for sharing with us. I will be back to look at more of your wonderful creations.

Sweet Sue said...

Hi Cristina, my first time here, lovely blog, your Castelo Branco is breathtaking:) Thx for visiting my blog.

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