More Canvaswork Inspired By Clarice Cliff

Canvaswork Hollyhock House

Canvaswork Hollyhock House

Emboldened by the combination of fun and applause (admittedly only from my parents at that point!), I moved on to the “Hollyhock House” design from the series of Designs Inspired by Clarice Cliff.

Again in two versions, and again I haven’t photographed the tent stitch cushion.

Hungarian Stitch is another of my favourites, and you will notice that there is still more Cashmere Stitch, Diagonal Mosaic Stitch and Upright Cross Stitch. I chose to work the poplar-like trees in a Sheaf Stitch variant, which I think was not hugely successful, but an interesting experiment. The background is Linen Stitch (diagrammed on my post about The Lady By the Lake) as it doesn’t obtrude, but it does cover the canvas thoroughly.

At some point soon I should find a suitable thread for the outlines and then finish these two. Then I can turn them into cushion panels or something and move on…


  1. coral-seas says:

    The first thing I saw was the picture and thought to myself “very Clarice Cliff”. Then I saw the title 🙂

    Did I miss the first Clarice Cliff design? I don’t recall seeing it.

    How nice that you have some of your early embroideries. Most of mine, I did as gifts for other people so don’t have much of it myself.

  2. karen says:

    Clarice Cliff!! Love it….

  3. Lady Fi says:

    What lovely memories made out of thread…

  4. Emma says:

    Oh I love the colours! What a gorgeous design.

  5. karen says:

    I really hope this doesn’t dissapoint you but I’m not a fan of srtictly. Strictly an X Factor girl. Please don’t judge me too harshly!!

  6. Janice says:

    (Excuse me a minute Rachel – Booo! Hissss! Karen. Long live Strictly!)
    Ahem. I think your stitch combinations are perfect. You’re making me itch to do the canvaswork interpretation of St Basil’s (Red Square) that I’ve long wanted to do…..