Wednesday, November 06, 2013

An New Technique

I finished this three wise men ornament the other day.  Mary McGuire (who works at Welcome Stitchery) taught this technique at our last EGA meeting.  It is called an Or Nué.  You lay gold thread on congress cloth and then do vertical stitches over the gold threads to make your design.  It was a quick finish, and I am hope to do more with this technique.  Mary explained how to use a counted cross stitch design to do this, and I think many of the members went home to look for charts to convert!

5 comments:

RuthB said...

Hmmm. fascinating. I might need to give this a try. Hmmmmmmm

thanks for sharing!

riona said...

That's a very interesting effect. When you say "lay" gold thread: do you mean laying it on top of the fabric and couching it in place or did you back stitch it in horizontal rows. I couldn't tell from the photo, even when I enlarged it. Of, course you could use any color metallic depending on the background you desired: dark blue for a night sky, opalescent for a bit of snowy sparkle and so on. I could really enjoy playing with this technique.

Eva said...

Riona, it is a long stitch...you just come up on one side and lay the thread (goldrush 14) across the congress cloth and then go down at the other side of the area. You come up on that side two rows above or blow and go across the other way. the stitches of the design "couch" the gold thread down. clear as mud?

Faith... said...

Looks very interesting... do you think this can be done on other fabrics as well? I may give it a try one day.

Eva said...

because you need six strands of floss for the verticle stitches I would not recommend using another type of fabric. Congress cloth is perfect.