Oh my, that is so very complicated and fancy
Complicated, no not really, but you need to keep your eyes on the work and count carefully. Once you get the rhythm it gets easier.
Some interesting stitches in your canvas work section. Is this in preparation for a 'large' canvas work piece?
Not yet. This is my first encounter with Canvas stitches and I am following the instructions in Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches. In my stash I have a piece of double canvas and when I reach the section of stitches suitable for double canvas I might start on a 'large' project. Until then I'll be tinkering with Pile 'em On.
Lot's of nice additons to your embroidery! Love the pulled buttonhole stitch and bows. And it's fun to see you're enjoying learning needlepoint stitches.
It was Sharon Boggon of Pintangle who taught me that any stitch can be used for pulled work, thus these rough Buttonhole stitches.Last night I added Tent stitch to the row of needlepoint.
I was going to ask you if you use an embroidery frame but after looking at the last photo I would say you are - a round one?
On this piece I have used a hoop for almost all stitches. It is when I work Chain stitch that I feel the hoop or frame is in the way.
Very interesting! Looks like a lot of fun.
I AM having a good time!
This piece intrigues me more every week! I love the addition of the bows. I have never tried pulled work or canvas work, and I love the way both are turning out for you. Very fun!
It is not only usefeul but also nice to have a 'scribble cloth' where you can practise new stitches or try out new techniques. If the end result is looking good, the better!
You are mastering the canvas stitches beautifully your stitches are very neat!
They've been fun to work, but I just wish it was canvas I was working on!
Your canvas stitches are beauiful.
Thank you, I am enjoying learning new ones.
good idea of using buttonhole stitches for pulled thread work. the bows do had texture. the canvas stitches is a fantastic idea. your canvas stitches are very neat and lovely. my favourite is Florentine. great work this week.
It was Sharon of Pintangle who suggested using 'ordinary' stitches for pulled work. The idea for the bows came to me when I saw a tied up piece of string in the cupboard! The Florentine stitch is the most beautiful but I enjoyed the ALgerian Eye best. Why? Because I had such a hard time doing them when we learned TAST. This time they were easy and that made me so happy.
like the canvas work, one of my favourite techniques. Your other piece is so interesting with so many stitches etc and the bows work so very well
Hi Margaret. It has been a long time since we chatted! How have you been?Canvas work is a first for me, and it is growing on me. Today I started on Cashmere stitch; a bit tricky at first, I hope I've got it now.
Your Pile em on is looking super! So colourful with an amazing number of stitches in it. Your canvas work is coming along wonderfully well too.
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