Friday, 11 May 2018

Friday Homework for Lesson 60: Petal Stitch

There is much to learn....

At first I thought the Petal Stitch was made up of a Stem Stitch and a Lazy Daisy, then with Deepa's comment I realized the thread goes over the needle which means it is an Outline Stitch. Then I took a closer look and found the stitch line goes from right to left - Stems and Outlines travel in a left to right direction. Have a look at this summery:

I then tried making a line of Outline Stitches with a Lazy Daisy underneath each stitch (as seen in the bottom). 
However, I find that the easiest way to stitch IS the traditional way: Stitched from right to left, the thread over the needle and each Lazy Daisy places underneath. So my conclusion is that the linear part of this stitch actually is a BACKWARD OUTLINE STITCH.

Anyway, here is my homework:
 Aida Sampler

Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart

Free stitching on the teal wool tailoring scribble cloth. I liked working in the variegated thread with longer anchoring stitches.

CrazyQstitcher has made great use of the stitch. Go and have a look.


Pamela said...

Interesting! I like the varigated thread too.

Rachel said...

There are so many possible variations, aren't there!

Queeniepatch said...

If you really look closely at the stitches there is certainly a lot of variation. To me this is very interesting. In biology lessons in school we had to dissect frogs, I'd much rather dissect stitches!

Queeniepatch said...

That particular thread is wonderful to look at, but hard to stitch with, unfortunately. The colours are vivid and sparkle.

Janie said...

Beautiful stitching, Queenie.
Your homework, sampler and chart show variety in line and color.
And CrazyQstitcher has a nice example too.

Queeniepatch said...

I really liked the ferns that CrazyQstitcher made.

crazyQstitcher said...

I too like the variegated thread and the longer anchor. I might play more with this one.
Thanks to you and Janie for the nice comments.

Queeniepatch said...

I just went over to your blog to see the Up and Down Petal Stitch you have crated. Great idea!