Friday, 30 June 2017

Friday Homework for Lesson 26: Zig-zag Stitch

This week there are evening lessons again here at Sunday Stitch School. I have had time to complete the homework, but no chance to hand it in, until this late hour.

Stitch 26, Zig-zag Stitch was easy, quick and fun. I had no problem whatsoever to fill in the allocated square, although this fabric has given me a lot of trouble with other stitches:
Wouldn't this grid be perfect for a garden scene where you need a lattice for rambling plants? Or fill in each blank space with some colourful thread and you would have a patchwork quilt!
This is a stitch to play with!

22 comments:

Shami Immanuel said...

The stitch looks good. Yes it would be nice if u add some beads in the empty space or a french knot will also work well. Queenie i like the way how u keep the focus on your plans. I will change my plans every now and then sticking on to a single project i am finding it very difficult.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

A row of this stitch is not too impressive. But the grid on Friday is pretty darned cool!

Rachel said...

I look forward to seeing some of the adventures of the stitch!

Chitra Gangadharan said...

yes. working this stitch is quite easy. your filling looks lovely in green thread. you are right about using this stitch for lattice work.

Linda Calverley said...

I was thinking garden lattice before I read your comments

Pamela said...

I immediately thought of a garden scene also!

margaret said...

I so agree this has worked so well and looks good on its own or has been suggested beads or french knots would work so well with it

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you for your kind words,
I often plan, and change the PLANS before I put them into action. After that I try to stick to them. Unfortunately sometimes 'life gets in the way' and I have to break the promise I have made to myself. You know, other peoples' needs or the climate can obstruct everything you had meant to do.

Queeniepatch said...

Just one row looks very different from a grid of rows. Someone said it would a row of stitches would make a nice fence.

Queeniepatch said...

Oh, don't put too much pressure on me! I WANT TO, but might not have the time for Adventures of the Zig-zag Stitch.

Queeniepatch said...

I am sure this would be a good base for putting other stitches on top.

Queeniepatch said...

I love when people see what I see before I mention it.

Queeniepatch said...

So many comments about this garden theme, I think we will have to do something about it. WHERE is the time?

Queeniepatch said...

I think a lot of stitches would look great with this grid as a base.

carorose said...

I do like this sampler you are making.

Queeniepatch said...

Thanks!

FlashinScissors said...

Using the zig-zag stitch as a filling stitch ..... I wouldn't have guessed it was the same stitch! As you say it would make a great fence!
Barbara x

crazyQstitcher said...

I agree with all the comments. The sample really caught my eye. I've checked the work sideways, as well as way it is. I prefer your wider/shorter diamond version but can't explain why.
Does it look softer?

Annet said...

This square makes me want to give it a try, I hope to find time for it!

Queeniepatch said...

By filling a space with the same stitch over and over again, you get a totally different look than from a single row.

Queeniepatch said...

Did you see Chita's experiments? SHE make the stitch look so different by making it wider or narrower.

Queeniepatch said...

Do give it a try. Not right now, but one day.