Friday, 11 November 2016

Friday Homework for Lesson 1: Anundsjö Stitch

I have done my homework for Sunday Stitch School's first lesson.

From Karin Holmberg's book 'Stitched in Scandianvia' I roughly copied a design and stitched the Anundsjö Stitches in two stands of red floss on a scrap piece of white cotton.
In my opinion it worked out well; Anundsjö Stitch looks good both as a linear and filling stitch. The detached stitches are excellent for wild leaves and thorns, or weather-beaten pine needles.
I think this stitch is at its best when not too neat, inviting you to stitch at ease, and creating a charming piece of folkcraft embroidery.

If you try the Anundsjö Stitch, I hope you will have as much fun as I did.
The instructions are here.

24 comments:

  1. This looks interesting. I will have to try it. Thanks for the link.

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    1. It's an easy stitch, and fun. Give it a try!

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  2. really liking this stitch as you say excellent fo thorns etc very realistic

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    1. For those who like free form embroidery, here is a fun stitch.

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  3. I'm happy I popped back to see how the stitch was made and find today's offering.
    What a winner! The design looks wonderful using the Anundsjö stitch.

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    1. Karin Holmberg's stitching in the book is far neater than mine, but I think this stitch SHOULD be a bit untidy!

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  4. Interesting stitch, will have to try it; thanks :-)
    xx

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    1. It is an easy stitch and would look good on your Mandala style embroidery in Stef Francis thread.

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  5. I actually have 2 copies of that book. I pressed that order button twice in my need to have a copy but I haven't stitched anthing from it. I have read it cover to cover, several times. Maybe it's time to stitch something?

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    1. How unfortunate to have ordered double copies of the book.
      As for working a design, how about the cute turtle doves on page 68?

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  6. You showed off that stitch at it's best.

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    1. This is a traditional design, something that the stitch creator, Brita-Kajsa Karlsdotter could have stitched. I bet the stitch would work equally well with other less traditional designs.

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  7. That is gorgeous, Queenie. I always like red on white and those stitches look organic; living.

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    1. And wouldn't it be a good stitch for Christmas ornaments, especially with something organic?

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  8. I agree with you, it has worked well.

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    1. I think it is a stitch with great potential, and that it would look good in many designs. A portrait of a punk rocker with spiky hair, safety pin jeans and tattoos up to the ears, maybe?!

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  9. very beautiful design with this stitch. I have started to work this stitch as band sampler. have to take the pictures.
    Chitra

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    1. looking forward to seeing your work on Anundsjö Stitch.

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  10. Such a nice design! I gave this stitch a try too, but used perle 5. It worked very well.

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    1. That is nice to hear. Please show it on your blog!

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    1. I have just seen the most fantastic corn flowers created with Anundsjö stitch by Maureen at crazyQstitcher.

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