Shingle Beach »
InstructionsYou need to ensure that you have the water in the correct place before you start to stitch anything. I doubled over my fabric to give the water a little more depth and to provide a solid line on the horizon.
Type of item: Home Decor
Printed pattern from Rowandean Mixture of wool, material and embroidery silks
What was your inspiration?
I turned forty and was given some birthday money. I wouldn't normally have allowed myself such an expensive embroidery but in light of my ever increasing age I treated myself. My husband loves anything seaside and I knew I wanted to create something that I could hang on the wall so I chose the Shingle Beach kit from Rowandean http://www.rowandean.com/Rowandean-Embroidery-Shingle-Beach/dp/B001U7JZX0?ie=UTF8&id=Rowandean%20Embroidery%20Shingle%20Beach&field_product_site_launch_date_utc=-1y&field_availability=-1&field_browse=775737031&searchSize=12&searchNodeID=775737031&searchPage=1&class=quickView&refinementHistory=subjectbin%2Cprice&searchRank=salesrank
What are you most proud of?
I love the birds, they look very effective from a distance. Also the 3D effect of the beach disappearing into the distance
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Follow the guide religiously in terms of the order in which to embroider, but then play with the stitches and enjoy the freedom to create.