Friday, 30 December 2016

Friday Homework for Lesson 6: Four Sided Stitch (some progress)

As I have been unwell, I am lagging behind and have not completed my Sunday Stitch School homework for Lesson 6, Four Sided Stitch yet.

It was my intention to work on a piece of wine red even weave, I had bought in a thrift shop, attracted by the colour. It turned out to be a horrid piece of polyester and did not stitch up well. It was scrapped and I got out a lovely stretch of Danish 32 count linen instead. I am stitching in DMC Pearl #12 and the Four Sided Stitch  is highly addictive. Once you get started it is hard to take a break.
My homework task was to 'Be creative', but I have not had the brain power to stretch my mind beyond the basic stitch. The flu is a good damper on one's creativity.

Sunday Stitch School will take a break over the New Year holiday and open again on January 8th.
Wishing you all a Happy New Year.

25 comments:

  1. Drawn thread work is even more addictive than Cross Stitch. Beware!

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  2. I will do you good to have a little rest and by next year your brain will be revitalised ready for some fantastic stitching! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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    1. Happy New Year from Tokyo. Sunshine and mellow temperatures. Will take a walk, a rest and then do some stitching.
      Wishing you all the best for 2017.

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  3. Four sided stitch is in my to do list. Take rest and come back fresh with new ideas in the new year. Happy new year.

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    1. I am sure you will find it a quick and easy stitch - it is almost impossible to stop once you get started.
      Happy New Year from Tokyo.

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  4. Hope you'll be back to good health quickly now.

    I'm still catching up and hadn't begun this stitch. I hope to have all done by the 8th.

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    1. Thank you. I'm recovering well and will have a mixture of rest, walks and stitching this holiday.
      Wishing you all the best for 2017.

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  5. Hope you are feeling better. I find the four sided stitch addictive also.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. It is a lovely stitch, and now that my brain is recovering from the flu I hope to explore it a bit more.
      Wishing you a great new year with good health and no falls!
      Happy stitching!

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  6. I read in the paper yesterday that the flu has hit a 10 year high. I hope it passes by before school starts up again ... the cold is bad enough! Nice to see you taking a stitching break.

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    1. Yes, doctor's surgery was packed with flu patients. Now I hope I have been 'vaccinated' for the next 30 years.
      Happy New Year. Wishing you all the best for 2017.

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  7. I love 4 sided stitch but my eyes would not be able to see 32 count even struggle with 28 unless it is white or cream. Do hope you are all feeling better and the flu soon leaves you all leading to a healthy 2017

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    1. I need LIGTH more than anything for sewing these days. That wine red polyester I tried to work on was just too hard to see, in any light. So white or cream is a good choice for 'aging' eyes!
      I am much better now thank you.
      Wishing you a wonderful 2017.
      Happy stitching.

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  8. Thank you, Carin, I will go on to be your watching and silent student in your Sunday School -wishing a further good recovery from your dreadul cold. "Skol" for the New Year!

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    1. Oh, don't put too much pressure on me! I have made a plan for several interesting stitches and unless I am hit by another cold/flu or similar I will enjoy Sunday Stitch School.
      Wishing you the very best for 2017.

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  9. Take care and get well quick. It doesn't matter that you are behind with your stitching, getting better is more important. Danish Count Linen is beautiful to work on, enjoy.

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    1. Thank you. I will recover slowly and catch up with my sewing in time. Yes, the Danish linen is a treat to work wth.

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  10. I'm sorry you're not well, Queenie. Your stitching is beautiful, the four sided stitch looks so classic on Danish linen.

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    1. Right on - the Four Sided Stitch is a CLASSIC, and especially on the Danish linen.
      My health is gradually improving.
      Take care and have a great year.

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  11. I do hope you are feeling much better now, Carin!
    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy (once you have shaken off the flu!) New Year!
    Hugs, Barbara xx

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    1. Getting better day , by day, and enjoying the rest at new year. Will do a bit of stitching now.
      Have a great year, 2017.

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  12. I remember enjoying working this stitch years ago, it looks very nice on your linen.

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    1. Linen is the best place for this stitch, although it looks good as a free form stitch on plain weave too.

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  13. the stitch looks lovely on your linen. hope you are better now. I have worked some samples of this stitch.
    https://jizee6687.wordpress.com/2017/01/07/sss-6-four-sided-stitch/
    Thank you,
    Chitra

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