In this week’s tutorial we show you how to make a pillow that we designed and which was inspired by the pansies in our garden. We are using is diamond stitch to embroider the pillow. In the tutorial below, we show you how to do it:
You will need yarn and a canvas. We’ve used Schachenmayr Merino Extra fine 85, which is an Aran weight yarn. You will need to use two ends, if you go for the canvas size which we have used, which has 0,8 holes per cm. We bought the canvans in Scandinavia, it is sold by Permin and called “Therapivev 387” or Maxi Canvas item #387
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The finished Embroidery measures 21 1/4 inches / 54 centimetres wide and 20 3/4 inches / 52,5 centimetres long.
Here is the chart to follow:
Check the same tutorial above to learn how to line the pillow. find below the measurements of the cut fabric, but this part is just as easy doing by putting the fabric on top of the canvas and figuring it our as you go.
Anyway, you’ll need 2 pieces of fabric (Back linen, for example)
The first piece is the top part and measures 22 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches / 58 x 47 centimetres. There should be 3/4 inch / 2 centimeter seam allowance on each side + the top and 2 inches / 5 centimeters facing on the wrong side for the pillow opening.
The second part of the fabric is the lower part for backing and measures 22 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches 58 x 24.5 centimetres. There should be 3/4 inch / 2 centimeter seam allowance on each side + the lower part of the pillow and 2 inches / centimetres under the facing of the top part + 2 in / 5 cm facing.
You’ll find more summer patterns insipred by our garden in our book “KNIT & CROCHET GARDEN” (Håndarbeid fra Hagen). By it by clicking on this link and then click on your country’s flag.