Friday, 10 February 2017

Friday Revision Homework - Stitches 6 - 10

Sunbonnet Sue is a good design to show a summary of the most recent Sunday Stitch School's embroidery stitches.

Here I changed her looks a bit, she is older and less chubby. 
Her hat: Four Sided Stitch
Outline of her hat and dress, spectacle handle: Heavy Chain Stitch
Hem and sleeve of her dress: Japanese Darning Stitch
Dress pattern, cuff and collar, and spectacles: Interlaced Running Stitch
High heeled shoes and glove: Gate Stitch (slightly altered)

26 comments:

Julie Fukuda said...

Not old enough yet. Haven't you heard that poem, "when I get old I will wear purple with a red hat that doesn't suit ...."

Janie said...

How cute is that? Great use of those stitches Queenie!

Queeniepatch said...

Yes, I know it well. Maybe the next Sue will be dressed in purple with a hat that doesn't go and run her walking stick along public railings....
I have heard of Death of Sue quilts made by quilters who might be a bit tired of her...but my Sue has eternal life and energy!
Long live Sue!

Queeniepatch said...

I was especially pleased with the cuff and collar and the shoes!

margaret said...

what a great way to show off you stitches liking a grown up Sue too

Pamela said...

This is great! Your Sue is so much better than the usual Sunbonnet Sues!

Elizabeth's quarters said...

Lovely, I especially like the use of heavy chain stitch as an outline, it looks very fluid almost pencil-like.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you!

Queeniepatch said...

I like the traditional Sue, too, but you know me, I'd rather design patterns myself for embroidery and quilting.

Queeniepatch said...

I, too, was surprised at the great looks of this stitch. It makes a nice line for writing and monograms (e.g on tea towels and bed linen) and the back is very neat too.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I have a secret...I really don't like Original Sunbonnet Sue. I ADORE New Sue. She is wearing the best clothes and those spectacles are special. Love this piece Queenie...sew much!!
xx, CArol

FlashinScissors said...

I love the way you have used all these stitches, Queenie, and I really prefer your version of Sunbonnet Sue!
Barbara x

carorose said...

She is one Sue with attitude. The stitching suits her perfectly.

Queeniepatch said...

I don't know the reason for the original idea, but it is difficult to quilt/embroider a face, and by hiding that part with a bonnet you have solved a problem.
Now there are 'bonnets' and 'bonnets', and the wearer could be a baby, a farmer with a bent back, a charming girl with lots of puppy fat or a Twiggy thin fashion model on the cat walk..., don't you think?
I am glad you like my version.

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. It was fun to think up how to decorate her with these five stitches. Luckily I could use long Heavy Chain stitch for a thin outline.

Queeniepatch said...

The basic idea of a faceless human form has endless possibilities, but I know some don't like altering the traditional design of Sue.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Is this your own design, I love it. Do you sell patterns anywhere Queenie, I'm sorry but I'm new to your blog - I popped over via Margaret's Blog.

Queeniepatch said...

Hi Ann,
Yes, it is my own design, and I don't have any patterns for sale. Feel free to copy the design; it is easy to do freehand.

Annet said...

Sue looks stunning!

Chitra Gangadharan said...

Clever way of using the stitches on Sunbonnet Sue. She looks cute too. I would have thought the interlaced running stitch would give the effect of lace, but the Japanese darning stitch for sleeve gives a lacy effect. great piece of work.
Chitra

Queeniepatch said...

She HAS style, hasn't she?

Queeniepatch said...

Do you know the type of collar used by e.g. Queen Elizabeth I, called 'ruff'. I wanted to make a ruff collar for Sue and thought the Interlaced Running Stitch would be the best. So what to do with the Japanese Darning Stitch? Well, as you say it became a lacy fabric for the sleeve.
Dressing Sue is such fun, and a bit of a challenge, too!

Renee said...

She is fabulous!

Queeniepatch said...

She is definitely different!

Prairie Stitcher said...

Lovely, sophisticated Sue! Thanks for sharing her!

Queeniepatch said...

I am glad you like her!