Inspired Stitching

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Masterpiece Theatre’s Downton Abbey is back, and like most fans, I’m intrigued by the beautiful costumes and props, which often feature needlework. But did you know that the show has inspired some modern-day designers as well?

Here are a few of the projects inspired by this uber-popular PBS series.

Jessy Ellenberger of Making Jiggly features this unique hand embroidered illustration created from an outlined image of Highclere Castle (the real-life British estate used as the backdrop for Downton Abbey) worked in embroidery floss.

And check out these embroidery patterns created by April Heather Davulcu. They’re available on Etsy and feature some of our favorite characters.

Select from groups of characters, or the entire set of 19 patterns. They’re perfect for embroidering on tea towels and would make a lovely gift for a DA fan, wouldn’t you agree?

…and check out these Downton Abbey-inspired handmade earrings by Kelli Peduzzi from Pure Bliss jewelry.

The colors Kelli has used in her designs are lovely and truly inspiring. I wonder if she has used DMC Memory Thread in any of these designs? The wired thread would definitely be easy to use in this type of project.

It’s always fun to see how a television series can spawn an entire design theme, and these ladies have definitely created some unique pieces that reflect the spirit of the program. Bravo!


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  • April Heather Davulcu
    January 16th, 2014 6:15 am

    Thank you Emma, for featuring my Downton Abbey patterns!
    I really appreciate it! xo

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