Friday, 3 March 2017

Friday Homework for Lesson 13: Mountmellick Stitch

Friday is the day to hand in stitch homework to Sunday Stitch School. I have here a free form embroidery using only Mountmellick Stitch.

It was fun to make but I had to stitch at night and the light was not too good. I didn't like the variegated minty green Pearly I had picked so added a few other colours.



Eventually I will turn it into a greeting card but I will add some beads and maybe other stitches.

20 comments:

  1. You've made very nice variations of the single stitch. I haven't begun the work yet. I found two threads this week that looked good on a bobbin but faded away on cloth, when sewn with 2 or 3 strands. Your choice of the darker thread has contrasted well.

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    1. Isn't it disappointing when the thread you think will make a great impression on the fabric doesn't? I just HAD to add other colours for depth and pizzazz.

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  2. This will make a great card. Very nice!

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    1. I think it is ok for a card. The stitching is uneven and the design a bit rough, so when the card has done its 'greeting' the recipient can toss it away like a commercial printed card.

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  3. very thoughtful gift. I have started working on this stitch. I like the textured effect of the stitch.

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    1. Yes, the texture is great. I am looking forward to seeing your work.

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  4. toss away the card I don`t think so I am sure whoever you send it to will treasure it, a lovely way to show of mountmellick stitch

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    1. What I mean is that if you make a cushion, quilt, wall hanging or similar, the recipient will feel obliged to keep it. Is it a card there is not that serious pressure!

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  5. Oh, Queenie! You have such wonderful ideas for stitched cards! The random minty cotton thread might not have turned out just how you expected, but adding the other colours has made it really stylish!

    I like the way you have shown how you have framed the piece for stitching in the hoop. I usually use lots of scrap pieces stitched together to hold mine in place.

    Barbara x

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    1. Hi Barbara,
      I am trying to use up small scraps of patchwork fabric for these cards. More often than not are they too small to fit into a hoop, so I stitch on other scraps and then remove them once the embroidery is completed.

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  6. I am so pleased you didn't use white thread, as is the norm. It really shows what you can do with this stitch.

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    1. White on white is lovely, and very traditional, but I wanted to be 'creative' and do something different. It is a fun stitch to work!

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  7. Those colors look fine on that red background and the stitch in a variety of sizes in quite decorative.

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    1. The stitch has a knobby feel and look and I think it is good in any colour, not just the traditional white.

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  8. Such a pretty design, it looks great!

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    1. With other stitches added to this piece it would look better I think. Maybe that is why Mountmellick embroidery is made up of many different stitches. if yo have a chance , check out Chitra's work.

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  9. my completed sampler is here-
    https://jizee6687.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/sss-13-mountmellick-stitch/

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    1. I just had a look, and your work is fantastic! I love how you have mixed in other stitches and worked in colour.

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  10. This is a lovely design and will make a beautiful card!

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    1. I have changed the minty green perle thread for a soft beige one, and made the stitches more even. This has greatly improved the look.

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