Friday, 24 March 2017

Friday Revision Homework - Stitches 11 - 15

The set homework for revision of the Sunday Stitch School's stitches 11-15 was to use them on a Sunbonnet Sue design.

Once upon a time Sue was a baby girl and it was the hood of her pram that was the Bonnet that kept her face out of the Sun.

11 - Knotted Satin Stitch was used for the quilt and the ties on the kite string.
12 - Lace Stitches make up the hood of the pram.
13 - Mountmellick Stitch was used for a lace edge along the hood and the top of the carriage, as well as the frill on Sue's sleeves.
14 - Norwich Stitch in variegated floss was used for the kite.
15 - Open Chain Stitch in pink for the carriage, and bundled in the blue tyres.

For the kite string and sleeves I used Stem Stitch.
Straight Stitch was used for the hands, the outline of the quilt blocks and the spokes of the tyres.




20 comments:

  1. What cleaver uses for those stitches, and what a darling block!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I think we have to embrace the infant Sue!

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  2. Vow very well applied. Neatly stitched. You r so punctual in doing your home work.😁😁

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    1. Honestly speaking, Shami, I had to think hard how to use the various stitches. Among these five there is no real linear stitch and I had to use a very narrow Open Chain Stitch for the carriage, then add Stem Stitch for some other lines.

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  3. Very cute! I never thought of Sue as a baby before.

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    1. She is mostly seen as a chubby girl. Last time I made her into a slim adult. So what will be the next motif?

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  4. Beautiful work and I love the story, Queenie, I agree, clever!

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    1. What should be the next chapter in Sue's life? We'll have to wait for another five stitches/weeks!

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  5. what a pretty pram you have created here with your lovely stitchery loving the little arms reaching out to be picked up

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    1. I wanted to make something like the Millson prams (the Rolls-Royce of prams) that I loved looking at in my childhood. I think though, that Sue's pram is prettier!
      Do you really think she wants to be picked up? I thought she wanted to get the kite!

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  6. Very pretty. I especially love the stitch used in the carriage wheels.

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    1. Yes, I am also pleased with the tyres, and the hood, too.

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    1. Thanks. It was really fun to think up how to use these five stitches.

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  8. You have won my heart with your rendition of stitches. I can see that Sue longs to reach the Norwich kite - who could blame her.

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    1. It was so much fun making this scene! And a challenge, too, as the five stitches did not contain a linear one, but somehow a narrow line of Open Chain Stitch made the carriage.

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  9. This is so cute! And I see what you mean with your reply at my previous comment, very clever!

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    1. Ha, ha! Yes, it depends on what you mean with BONNET. It is certainly a sun shade when it refers to a HAT, but on a car, the sunshade is called a HOOD, and the bonnet is the metal cover for the engine. So what about a pram? Is the soft rain cover made of plastic that covers the top of the carriage a bonnet? Is the foldable cover for the head a hood or a bonnet? It protects the baby's head from both sun and rain....

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  10. What a lovely way to show off these stitches! You do such beautiful work. I particularly love the addition of the kite.

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    1. Thank you. It was hard to think up ways to use the stitches. I have learned that I need at least one stitch that is good for making lines.
      The Norwich stitch is hard to do on a small scale so I thought one large stitch tweaked into a diamond shape would make an acceptable kite, or geometric balloon!

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