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:

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

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    1. I refrained from adding a creepy crawly insect, though!

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

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

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  3. 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.

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    1. 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.

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

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    1. Some stitches really have illustrative names.

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

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    1. 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.

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

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    1. 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.

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