Friday, 16 December 2016

Friday Revision Homework - Stitches: 1- 5

Here is the Sunbonnet Sue that I stitched to review the five first stitches in Sunday Stitch School.


  • Stitch 1 - Anundsjö Stitch was used for the pattern on the apron, and the stem and flower of the cornflower. I am impressed how flexible this stitch is, and that it can be a real building block - a stitch Lego!
  • Stitch 2 - Back Stitch outlines the design. I am very pleased with the even stitches I have learned to achieve.
  • Stitch 3 - Cross Stitch decorates the hem of the dress. As this is stitched on plain weave fabric and without the aid of waste canvas, I have paid attention to make the stitches as even as possible, and even the back, although not important, looks neat.
  • Stitch 4 - Danish Knot Stitch was used to make up the shoes. Not the best of stitches for filling the shoes but they add a knobby look - ostrich leather shoes? wow, Sue must be well off!
  • Stitch 5 - Ermine Stitch decorates the bonnet. This stitch is also one that can be changed in many ways, here I chose to use it in its basic form.

It has been fun using the first five stitches in this way.

22 comments:

Julie Fukuda said...

Sue must be very happy with all that attention.

Queeniepatch said...

She is such an easy to please girl.

Shami Immanuel said...

Very well applied. Cute girl.

Linda Calverley said...

I was thinking about what stitch I could use today, then I remembered about the stitches you had been using. I used ermine stitch, easy stitch but hard to get every one to look the same. Cute girl.

crazyQstitcher said...

Loove your version of the Anundsjö stitch. A little sweetie all dressed up and ready to go.

carorose said...

That is just charming.

Queeniepatch said...

Sue is ALWAYS cute and so easy to make as her face is never seen (faces are difficult to get right).

Queeniepatch said...

I agree, it is difficult to make it even on plain weave fabric. On Aida or even weave it is an easy peasy stitch.

Queeniepatch said...

She even picked an Anundsjö corn flower, inspired by YOU. Thank you!

Queeniepatch said...

Sue in her sunbonnet is always charming, and it was great fun to decorate her clothes with stitches.

margaret said...

Sue is definately dressed in her Sunday best today

Queeniepatch said...

I was wondering if I should have made a more authentic folk costume with all sorts of decorations, but wanted the five SSS stitches to shine, so Sue is dressed in her weekday best!

FlashinScissors said...

Sue looks so cute! Nice use of those stitches. Such a fun exercise!
Especially love the cross stitches!
Hugs, Barbara xx

Janie said...

Fun idea, I love Sunbonnet Sue. Great stitches!

Chitra Gangadharan said...

wonderful work.I love the colours. very cute,

Pamela said...

How cute!

Queeniepatch said...

I enjoyed the Anundsjö stitches the most, but am a bit disappointed with the Cross Stitches - I should have used a darker yellow colour.

Queeniepatch said...

Sue is always charming and so fun to dress and give some task or something to hold.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. She was fun to make.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you!

Annet said...

So cute, love how you decorated Sue!

Queeniepatch said...

She is a girl with interest in clothes!