Wednesday, 30 July 2014

WIPW - UK stitching in progress

Wednesday means it is time to report on Work In Progress Wednesday projects. Read more here.

Swedish Cushion
This is my progress:
There are two 'leaves', on this one the outline is worked in TAST #82 Spanish Feather. It is filled with #83 Siennes Stitches.
The other leaf has an outline of #112 Chained Feather Stitches with #79 Chained Cross filling.

Swedish Wool Embroidery Collar
This shape was only half finished last week. Here is the completed version. 
I did not mean to make a grinning face, but that is what I got. That's free stitching for you.

TAST Reference Chart
The TAST Reference Chart was blessed with the two latest TAST stitches, #122 Chained Bar and #123 Woven Chained Bar.
 I will leave the upper stitches 'floating' to remind me that I need to follow Sharon's advice and catch a bit of the thread to make the stitches lie flat. On the other hand, my incorrect ones do look a lot like chains so have their charm I guess...

Some final stitches were taken while travelling through the British countryside by rail. Usually people come up to me to see what I am doing, but this time my carriage was full of very tired folk, who fell asleep instantly. I would rather stitch!

Today is World Embroidery Day so I will start making a stumpwork portrait. Show and Tell comes a bit later.

How are you all getting on with your progress?

19 comments:

  1. Happy "World Embroidery Day"! I look forward to seeing your portrait. Your cushion and collar are showing a lot of progress! You are a quick stitcher, but maybe you are also spending a lot of time on the train, too. Isn't it fun when people take an interest in what you are stitching?

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    1. I am not a quick stitcher but when I have plenty of time (e.g. on the train) I can see the progress I am making. Yes, stitching in public is a crowd stopper and conversation opener.

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  2. World embroidery day, huh? And I've blown more than half of it getting my car inspected!
    It is plenty hot here so good thing your wool work is in a cooler part of the world.

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    1. I'd rather be stitching than taking the car for its inspection!
      I also wish I could send you some of the glorious UK weather.

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  3. I will soon be seeing this wonderful creative piece roll on 8th, you will have peace on thursday as I will not be there till friday, good to read you are in the UK, shame you are not coming to Leeds could have given you a bed for a few nights.

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    1. Thank you for your offer, but no time to visit Leeds. Let's make the most of FOQ instead.

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  4. Queenie, I always enjoy seeing your progress! I love the Spanish Feather Stitch. Beautiful!

    Happy World Embroidery Day! (I learned my something new today.)

    Margaret, your comment reminded me of our trip to Leeds Castle - many years ago - with my husband and in-laws. It was one of my favorite parts of our trip.

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    1. When I first learned the Spanish Feather stitch I didn't like it as I thought it was too difficult. Now I have got over that feeling and think it is an easy stitch!

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    1. Thank you. I am glad you like my work.

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  6. Your stitching is lovely!

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  7. I agree with you - the floating chains do have their own charm.

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    1. Perfect for free style embroidery!

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  8. Your cushion is coming along splendidly and I love the 'smiley face '....I had to go back and look again as I did not notice the 'smiley grin ' at first ! You are in the UK for the show in Birmingham I guess ! I shall miss it as I'm off to Dorset for a weeks holiday on the 4th August.........Have a lovely time Queenie,
    hugs
    Chris Richards
    xxx

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    1. I, too, had to take a second look to try to NOT see the grinning face, but it did not go away!
      It's a pity you will miss Festival of Quilts, it is always full of things to see.

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  9. Happy World Embroiderers' Day to you as well. (Lots of groups in Australia are now joining in due to your posts.)

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    1. THANK YOU, dear Carolyn. I am so happy to hear embroidery is being enjoyed by more and more people.

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  10. Sorry, I missed last week's WIPW. The siennese stitches in your leave remind me of doggy bones :-) I had to read what you wrote to see which stitches you used. Love the new stitches on your collar too.

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