I have transformed a large amount of yarn scraps of different quality into an embroidered work: four panels, and a small tablecloth.
The panels are called: “Flowers”, “Pharmacy”, “Wood” and “Serotonin”. The tablecloth is called “Fragments”.
Each of the four panels measures approx. 118 x 32 cm. They can be used separately as a table runner. The tablecloth measures approx. 66 x 47 cm.
It is all made on linen canvas (8 threads per cm.), and is embroidered with two threads in the needle. Contour stitches are used throughout.
First, I divided the yarn scraps into four equal piles, sorted by size. The colors were also sorted.
It was fun to come up with a theme for each panel, and to stick to the pile of yarn scraps that each panel had been assigned.
The tablecloth stands out more clearly in the colors. There is only one shade for each motif. The panels have had all possible shades mixed together, and of large and small scraps. Then the colors mix, almost like when you paint.
Finished dimensions are approx. 95 x 22 cm. Stitched on linen canvas (8 threads/cm) with flora-cotton from fruzippe. DMC yarn can also be used.
Cross stitches are embroidered using two threads in the needle. Backstitches and contour stitches are embroidered using one thread in the needle.
The squared pattern is obtained by embroidering every other row with backstitches, and every other row with contour stitches.
Make rows of stitches and contour stitches at each end of the runner. The backstitches are pressed backwards, and the contour stitches forward. On linen canvas it is easy to do this using your fingers.
Embroidered with left-over DMC yarn on linen canvas (8 threads per cm.) Use as many scraps of yarn as possible. Divide into warm and cold colors. Made with three threads in the needle – whole and half cross stitches and contour stitches.
Embroidered on 8 thread/cm linen canvas with flora-cotton and golden thread from DMC. Whole and half cross stitches have been used.
The background stripes are based on 338 decimals of pi.