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:

  1. Sue must be very happy with all that attention.

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

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  3. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  6. Sue is definately dressed in her Sunday best today

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  7. 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!

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

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

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  9. Fun idea, I love Sunbonnet Sue. Great stitches!

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

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  10. wonderful work.I love the colours. very cute,

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  11. So cute, love how you decorated Sue!

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    1. She is a girl with interest in clothes!

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