White Wilderness

Okay, I know that I’ve been saying that I must focus only on stitching the Christmas stocking for my dad. And, really, I have been working hard on it. But we all know that it is very easy to get burnt out on a project if you never give yourself a little bit of a break. My break has been working on Muskoka Landscape, a whitework project designed by Kim Beamish and offered through my Embroiderers’ Association of Canada guild, Virtual Threads.

Muskoka Landscape, designed by Kim Beamish (WIP)

Muskoka Landscape, designed by Kim Beamish (WIP)

We are on to lesson 2 now, but the picture above shows my piece through to the end of lesson 1. It is stitched on 32 count white evenweave using white DMC threads. (Unfortunately the colours in the picture are a bit off. Click the picture to embiggen it and see it more clearly.) The picture is a waterside scene of trees and rocks.

Muskoka is part of what we call “cottage country” here in Ontario. It is an area near Georgian Bay in Central Ontario, full of forests and wildlife, small towns and little vacation areas. (And, in the summer, it can also be full of black flies!) Kim has done a wonderful job capturing the beauty of Muskoka in this piece, and I can’t wait to finish it.

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9 Responses to White Wilderness

  1. Nicole says:

    I only recently heard of this project and it was very intriguing to me. How very interesting to used pulled work to convey a landscape. Please keep us posted of your progress!

  2. Bea Lapp says:

    That is going to be a unique piece. Looks lovely already.

  3. Kim says:

    How absolutely stunning. I look forward to following your progress.

  4. Dima says:

    Its looking good.

  5. Rachel says:

    Whitework is so hard to photograph, but it will look lovely!

  6. Joanne P says:

    Nice start to this piece, I am sure as you add texture it will be more obvious. Whitework is so pretty.

  7. Von says:

    So lovely! I can’t wait to see more as you get it stitched!

  8. Bea Lapp says:

    Unique and beautiful.

  9. Katie says:

    Wow it’s beautiful. Good luck!! Yes I agree about taking breaks. Probably why I have a thousand WIPs haha.