Wednesday, 22 April 2015

WIPW - Canvas work

This WIPW (Work In Progress Wednesday) report is only featuring:

Pile 'em On

I put all of the little time I had for needlework into this project.

First I added another flame of Pulled work, made out of rough Buttonhole stitches.
Then I made some bows out of thread, to add more structure to the centre circle.


Most of the work, however, went into the Canvas work I am trying to master.
 The stitches are, from left: Twill, Double Twill, Long, Parisian
 Parisian, Florentine and Algerian Eye

21 comments:

  1. Oh my, that is so very complicated and fancy

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    1. 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.

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  2. Some interesting stitches in your canvas work section. Is this in preparation for a 'large' canvas work piece?

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    1. 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.

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  3. 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.

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    1. 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.

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  4. 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?

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    1. 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.

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  5. Very interesting! Looks like a lot of fun.

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  6. 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!

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    1. 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!

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  7. You are mastering the canvas stitches beautifully your stitches are very neat!

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    1. They've been fun to work, but I just wish it was canvas I was working on!

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  8. Your canvas stitches are beauiful.

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    1. Thank you, I am enjoying learning new ones.

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  9. 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.

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    1. 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.

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  10. 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

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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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