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:

  1. 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 ...."

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    1. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    1. 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.

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  6. 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

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    1. 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.

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

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    1. 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.

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

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

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  9. 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.

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    1. 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.

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  10. 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

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    1. 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!

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  11. Lovely, sophisticated Sue! Thanks for sharing her!

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