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:

Pamela said...

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

margaret said...

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

crazyQstitcher said...

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.

Queeniepatch said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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

Radka said...

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

carorose said...

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?

Queeniepatch said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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

Julie Fukuda said...

You showed off that stitch at it's best.

Janie said...

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

Linda Calverley said...

I agree with you, it has worked well.

Queeniepatch said...

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?!

Queeniepatch said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

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.

jacaranda said...

Beautiful stitching.

Chitra Gangadharan said...

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

Annet said...

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

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you, a bit wild, eh?

Queeniepatch said...

looking forward to seeing your work on Anundsjö Stitch.

Queeniepatch said...

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

Anneliese said...

Oh yes, very nice!

Queeniepatch said...

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