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Tuesday, 4 September 2012

New York Embroidered Cushion


If you have been reading my blog this summer you will know I spent a few days in New York soaking up the atmosphere, seeing the sights and of course shopping! When in a little shop at the South Street Sea Port I came across some beautiful embroidered cushions...one for New York and one for Brooklyn. However, with a price tag of $159 I knew there was NO way I would be taking one home!

So when I returned, I had a go at making my own version. I started by sketching the main landmarks I wanted to include such as the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and Brooklyn Bridge. I then filled all of the gaps with words and pictures to represent other parts of New York. 

I used calico as it gave the colour I wanted whilst being thin enough for me to be able to trace my design directly on to the fabric making the embroidery much easier and neater. I raided my brightest embroidery threads and worked for four days embroidering all of the little pictures and words!

To finish the cushion off, I added a navy blue piping round the edge and an envelope back.



Did I include your favourite place in New York?

Love Rebecca

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24 comments:

  1. This really is good as the one in the shop. It has the bonus that it is personal to us.

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  2. This is awesome! I love your version of the pillow! Love all the pieces of NYC on it!

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  3. What a great memento of your holiday, I particularly like the tree for Central Park. I've never been to New York but it's high on my places to go. Soon I hope.

    All the best,
    SaraBeth
    Life of an Agnostic Sunday School Teacher

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    1. Thank you! I hope you do get to go soon - I really loved it!

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  4. Great cushion!!! Love your embroidery!

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    1. Thank you! It took a while but it was worth it!

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  5. I do love to embroidery. I made a cute Witchy Pillow that had some embroidery on it. So much fun!

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  6. Great job on the embroidery. The whole project turned out fantastic. Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend!

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  7. what a pretty pillow! Thanks for sharing this with us. We have featured this project at the Crafty Saturday Party. do stop by and grab a featured button if you fancy so.

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

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  8. i love this! so cute! Thank you for stopping by my blog, I look forward to getting to know you better! I am following you now too! Have a wonderful sunday!

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  9. I love this pillow Rebecca! The colours are amazing! What a great memento of your time in New York.

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