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.

8 comments:

  1. Interesting! I like the varigated thread too.

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

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

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    1. 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!

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

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    1. I really liked the ferns that CrazyQstitcher made.

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  4. 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.

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

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