Finished my Finnish herring 'silakka' pillow.
Totally in love with my new craft book Scandinavian Stitches made by Syko, it has the sweetest little projects.
I made this pillow as a present but after completion I really really want to make one for myself. Or keep it even.
I picked up a few new techniques making it. The first was pulling the top thread through to the back and tying off. It really does make the top look neater rather than reverse sewing back and forth etc. And the second technique is using an embroidery thread to top stitch around applique. I didn't realise how much it would affect the look of the appliqued fish.
This pillow has been entered into Stitched in Color's Bloggers Pillow Party.
Wish me luck.