Since ancient times, people used to decorate their houses and flats of different little things. Pillowcases for pillows and blankets women and girls of all classes were decorated with embroidery. It should be noted that the embroidery on the cushion and decorative pillows and bedspreads differ from that on the bedding. Sofa and decorative pillows are usually made with bright colors. For them suitable as a major loud pattern and a pattern with small details — it all depends on the interior of the room. Decorative cushion covers and bedspreads are made from quite a thick fabric.

For bedding usually choose a small pattern with gentle colors. The motive is usually one of the edges of the pillowcases or bed sheets. Very often the bed linen is decorated with embroidery of monograms and initials.

Separately, there are the valances is embroidered strips of fabric that hung along the bed. They adorned the lower part of the bed, closing her legs. In the XIX — early XX century in the dowry of every girl had at least 1 valance. They come in straight, wavy, ruffled. They are usually decorated with plant ornament and white colored surface. Nowadays valances used as a design element of the bedroom.

You'll need

Linen cloth width 40 cm, length 150 cm, thread floss in 2 and 4 adding wine, svetlorozovogo, dark pink, red, light yellow, light brown, blue, black, light green, dark green, white, Golden-yellow flowers; embroidery needle; diagram of the pattern in full size; tracing paper; transfer paper; pencil; zipper length of 30 cm


Of linen take 2 rectangle with dimensions of 22 X 40 cm back pillow and a square 40 X 40 cm for the front. A diagram of the pattern transfer tracing paper. On the front side of the front side of the pillowcase, place the carbon paper on it — the tracing paper exactly in the center of the part and sharpened pencil, draw all the lines of the motif.

In the shadow embroidery using bilateral surface, glideway cushion, the seams are stalked and "pearl" nodules.

Start to sew the petals of the poppy. The base of the petals, make a thread in 2 addition Burgundy. All stitches are put close to each other. They should be the same length. The next row of stitches complete the red thread in 2 additions. Start stitches between the stitches of the previous row and lay them close to each other. Run the number of thread 2 adding dark pink color. The edges of the petals embroider by gladium cushion of light pink color. The petals have folded under gladheim roller highlight shade, making a few stitches with a thread of dark red colour. The glare on these petals make svetlorusov thread, making a few stitches in the middle of the petal. In order to make the transition from one tone to another looked the most smoothly, the stitches of the neighboring tones do different lengths.

The middle flowers embroider double-sided satin stitch in black thread in 2 additions. In the middle, make a few knots with a dark green thread. Pulling the needle with the working thread on the front side and hold it horizontally, make around 2-3 needle round from left to right of the working thread. Puncture the tissue near the exit point of the thread and gently move the knots close to the fabric. Tighten, pulling the thread on the wrong side and take hold of the knots with the left hand.

The petals of the bluebells run shadow blue stitch and blue thread. The base of the petals embroider with blue thread, and the tips blue. Sepals complete the dark green threads in 2 addition a bilateral surface.

The petals of a Daisy complete crisp stitch thread in 2 additions white. The middle of embroider thread is a Golden yellow color. Every stitch of make in the direction from the center to the edges.

Small leaves follow by gladium cushion dark green thread in 4 additions. Start with the base of the right halves of the leaf. Stitches run in the direction from the edge to the middle, reaching to the tip of the leaf. Start filling the 2nd half of it from tip to base. Here put the stitches from the middle of the leaf to the edge. All stitches must lie very tightly.

One half of the large leaves embroider light green thread, and the 2nd is dark green. Leaf make on the same technology, and small leaves. In the middle of the stalk stitch, select a dark green thread in 2 additions to the veins of the leaf.

Now, run the spikelets. Fill each seed stitches thread in 4 addition light yellow color. The contours of the panel bean stalk seam of light brown threads. Stalks of spikelets stalked embroider seam light yellow thread in 2 additions. The stems of the flowers follow the seam "pearl". A needle and thread print on the front side at the beginning of the stem and make a straight stitch up. Then withdraw the needle with the working thread on the front side on the left side of the 1st stitch pass the needle under the thread in the right direction. Tighten the knot. Pull the needle with the right side of the stitch and pass it under the thread from left to right. Will continue to run the stem under this scheme. Stitches lay straight.

The embroidery is ready. Outwrite it from the wrong side through a damp cheesecloth. Details for rear part fold right sides inwards and sew them together at a distance of 2 cm from the edge, leaving a section length of 30 cm open zipper. Ratatouille allowances of seams and sewn sections.

Vsheyte lightning in an open area so that it could not be seen. Leave her open. Fold 2 pieces of pillow together, right sides inside and sew all the sections at a distance of 1 cm from the edges. Sewn allowances of seams and remove the pillowcase on the front side (Fig. 61).

Pillow case Bouquet of poppies, cornflowers and daisies

Figure 61. Pillow case "Bouquet of poppies, cornflowers and daisies"

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