Wednesday, 13 May 2015

WIPW - More Couching

I've had little time for stitching this past week. My Work In Progress Wednesday report is short:

Pile 'em On
A short string of 'terry cloth yarn' was added to the circle (along the border, it's light blue).
A tiny section of a flame was decorated with pulled work in free style stem stitch.
 For the canvas work I made two new blocks
Mosaic stitch (far right)
Fancy Brick stitch (second from right)

Fruity Cushion
The couching is almost completed. I will soon start adding other stitches.

22 comments:

  1. Good progress, Queenie, your couching is looking good and I like the fancy brick stitch.
    Janie@crazyvictoriana.blogspot.com

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    1. I thought the Fancy Brick Stitch was a bit fiddly, especially the tiny stitches. I guess it is an easy stitch if you work on real canvas that is stiff and easy to count.

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  2. Both projects are so colorful and so interesting to look at!

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    1. Compared with all the various projects you are working on, and FINSIHING, my work looks like a repeat of the previous week!

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  3. How can so much progress come from 'very little stitching time"? It is all looking very impressive.

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    1. Oh, I just wish it had been a lot more progress!

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  4. maybe not much stitching dome this week but a little is better than none

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    1. Yes, but I would LIKE to do much more!

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  5. The terry cloth yard looks nice. Never heard about it before. The stem stitch pulled work along with it goes well. The two canvas stitches distinctively different and lovely. the couching looks good. looking forward to this progress on fruity cushion.

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    1. It is hard to decide which project to work on when I finally have some 'me time' at the end of the day. Right now I think I am enjoying the Fruity Cushion more than Pile 'em On, but the canvas stitches are fun to learn, although sometimes difficult.

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  6. Both projects are looking great! I love the texture of your terry cloth yarn.

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    1. The terry cloth yarn does have great texture, but it is so thick it has to be couched down.

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  7. The projects are all looking good and it must be fun to have a choice when you pick up the work. Each is so different.

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    1. Yes, as there are three types of needlework on the Pile 'em On project, and the cushion is totally different, I have a great choice when I pick up my work!

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  8. I wasn't familiar with terry cloth yarn, so I had to Google it. Such pretty yarn, it's great for couching. Love the design of your fruity cushion, it looks vintage to me.

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    1. Yes, the cushion design is from 1955. In the book there are two versions, one is orange and purple on red linen cloth, the other is in yellow and mustard on green. These colour combinations ooze of 50s and 60s Scandinavian design.
      The terry cloth yarn is far too thick to penetrate the fabric so it has to be couched down.

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  9. Your projects are growing wonderfully.

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  10. That's a fascinating array of stitches in your Pile em On. Someone is going to have to study that with a magnifying glass in hand! And I really love the variety in your canvas stitching too. Great work.

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    1. The circle contains a lot of stitches in such a messy arrangement, even with a magnifying glass it will be a challenge to identify them. Should the piece survive into the far future and end up in the hands of a museum curator, she/he will have to be very patient! The canvas stitches should be a piece of cake!

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