Showing you don't have to embroider everything. Sometimes less is more.
Mixing in machine embroidery with vintage hand pulled thread embroidery.
Free motion embroidery around white on white vintage hand embroidery.
The finished cushion. Inspired by the wonderful woven silk from Stephen Wallters . My friend Julia kindly gave me a bag of offcuts. How lovely a friend is that!
The secret to making a multi-facted design like this work is to tie the design together. Here it is the use of threads to do the "New Embroidery". The colour choice for these threads blends in very well.
I hope this inspires YOU!