Back in the early 1980's when I was trying out so many different types of needlework, I made several candlewicked pillows. Lots and lots of colonial knots, satin stitch, running stitch and lazy daisies. Those pillows still are perched on my bed and the bed in the guest-sewing room. The one above and
this one are done in dusty pink and trimmed with some pretty pink cotton lace and ruffling.
They share a spot on the bed with this little pillow I did years and years ago. That one is hand appliqued and hand quilted.
This is done in the more traditional muslin and matching thread. It is actually a pattern for a quilting design. The colonial knots are so much better than french knots - or that is my opinion - because they never pull through to the back. Once you have mastered the movements, you don't forget how to do one.
I like this one a lot. Amazed that I did a pretty good job on the satin stitched grapes. That stitch is time consuming but very pretty. Wonder if candlewicking will make a comeback? It's very pretty handwork.