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Monday, July 26, 2010

Square 13

After doing whitework and blackwork squares, redwork seemed to be the logical next step:
Traditionally, redwork is the embroidery of line-drawings using red thread and the stem stitch; it often appears on household linens and quilts with red patchwork. For this square I did some free-hand cherries, which are the quintessential red fruit (and in season). I used the split stitch for the cherries themselves because I have always had difficulties with stem-stitching tight curves.

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