Denman Middlesex Room Embroidery

Middlesex Federation has requested that all its WIs make a 2 inch square embroidery, which represents their WI. The squares will be sewn together and hung in the Middlesex room in Denman College.

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Our Sewing group maestro Helen tells how she created our square:

“Although small, the one I did took many hours. Denman sent the Aida fabric and gave a free hand as to design and stitches. I chose Alexandra Palace to represent us.

First I printed off a photo of Alexandra Palace. Then I used graph paper to do a design having measured the fabric and counted the squares within the overall size of the finished piece. Each square represents a possible stitch. Using another piece of Aida fabric I outlined the piece in stitches and did a test embroidery playing around with the design, stitches and colours.

When I was happy with the test piece, I used the given fabric to do the final embroidery.”

Great work, Helen! We now look forward to seeing the whole hanging!

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