Friday, 17 November 2017

Friday Homework for Lesson 43: Moss Stitch

Welcome to Kyoto where I saw this fallen leaf on a moss carpet in a temple garden.

The knot on the Moss Stitch is slightly complicated. If you don't like knotty stitches I'd recommend the Cross and Twist Stitch that can be found in Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, page 76. The knot is not as prominent, but still looks good.

12 comments:

Pamela said...

Very nice! It does look like a red fall leaf is sitting on a bed of moss.

Queeniepatch said...

I refrained from adding a creepy crawly insect, though!

Rachel said...

That's gorgeous - a very effective representation of a fallen leaf!

Janie said...

I like that stitch, very mossy in look and texture.
We're surrounded by rain forest here and I get to see
moss growing just about everywhere.

Linda Calverley said...

The stitch is good for moss and I think it would make great creepy crawly insects

Queeniepatch said...

Thank you. I had Assisi embroidery in mind when I made the leaf.

Queeniepatch said...

There are so many kinds of moss, but some are really shaped like stars. The green linen thread has a nice sheen, a bit of 'moisture' for the moss.

Queeniepatch said...

Some stitches really have illustrative names.

Chitra Gangadharan said...

An effective way to use moss stitch. I like the pattern.

Queeniepatch said...

I have never tried Assisi embroidery, but thought I would try to use the FABRIC for effect. Still I felt I needed the veins on the leaf (Stem Stitch) to show it IS a leaf.

Annet said...

I like your moss stitches, they look like scrawling creatures!

Queeniepatch said...

This stitch could be used to depict many different things.
Although the Cross and Twist Stitch is much easier to do, the Moss Stitch has such a nice knot in the centre.