Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Church Kneeler

I have been having some treatment and physio for my hands and I am getting some feeling back into them thankfully. It has meant many trips to the Hospital but I will do anything to get better.

I had to find something to do with my time as daytime TV is appalling and I remembered I had bought a Church Kneeler kit when a local needlework shop closed a few years ago. It is worked over a large size canvas with 3 strands of  Tapestry Wool so I thought I should be able to do it even without being able to feel the needle properly. Here is what I have done so far.

The instructions called for this to be worked in Half Cross Stitch but I have used Tent stitch which looks the same but is much harder wearing. The difference is that in Tent stitch the wool on the wrong side of the work is taken on the long diagonal to the next hole. The oblong center is the top of the kneeler and the 'wings' are the sides. The bottom will be hessian and it will be formed around a pad of dense foam rubber.

Although I love needlework, I hope that I will soon be able to get back to making cards etc. Christmas is getting closer and I don't want to send out shop bought cards if I can help it.


  1. That is fantastic, I've tried embroidery etc but I get bored and they never get finished, papercrafts feel more like instant gratification :D

  2. its gorgeous and glad to hear your on the mend as it were elaina. :)
    best wishes

  3. Day time TV isn't great....but that kneeler is beautiful, and glad your hands are recovering :)


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