Friday, 3 February 2017

Friday Homework for Lesson 10: Japanese Darning Stitch

Way in the past, when I saw the Japanese Darning Stitch in books, I thought it must be an easy stitch. After giving it a half hearted try once, it turned out all wrong and I abandoned my attempt. That is why I choose this stitch for Sunday Stitch School's tenth lesson. I  HAD  to master it.

Once I got the hang of the spacing, it was easy-peasy and most enjoyable. I think it would indeed be a decorative darning stitch and fun to add to a Crazy Quilt seam, maybe with other stitches added.

I wanted to explore more, but did not find the time, so here is the set homework :

Chitra of Jizee6687's weblog has some stunning ways of working the Japanese Darning Stitch. Check them out here.

12 comments:

  1. I love how this looks! When I get back to my crazy quilt blocks, I will use it along a seam.

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    1. It looks very different when limited to two rows of Running stitches; it becomes a beautiful seam embellishment or border. Fill a whole area and you get something different. I like both looks.

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  2. I love this stitch and will be trying it out. It's not flashy like a knot, bullion, or fancy chain stitch but has everything I like, a simple build up of straight lines to form a pleasing texture and pattern.

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    1. I thought you would like it with its simple yet striking geometric pattern. it's easy to stitch, too!

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  3. Very effective! I like how the stitch looks next to the stitches in green too.

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    1. Aha, you remind me that I need to pay attention to what colour I pick for my sampler stitches in future! This was just a 'lucky' choice of colour.

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  4. This is a great filling pattern, it's still on my to-do-list!

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    1. I think it is spectacular, and with a bit of attention will look good on plain weave too, but on even weave it is so easy.

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  5. I makes a great filling stitch.

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    1. Yes, and it looks modern, too. Blank and white or charcoal grey and electric green...

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  6. very neatly done sampler. I love the colour. The stitches are even and it does make a great filling stitch. Thanks for the motivation.

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    1. I was so impressed with your diagonally worked Japanese Darning stitches, but here they 'needed' be be straight in the little area I was working on.

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