Friday, 1 July 2022

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

WIPW - Completed the Parma Stitch

Progress on Work In Progress Wednesday has been slow because of the sweltering heat.


Label for Crazy for Crazy

The octagon block has been embellished.


Sunday Stitch School Stitch Sampler

The #92 Parma Stitch (yellow and rust) started last week has been treated to Buttonhole Stitch.

There is also a line of #207 Plaited Edge Stitch (light purple) and another of #174 Pagoda Chevron Stitch (pink).



Sunday, 26 June 2022

Sunday Stitch School - Revision: Stitches 211 - 215

Five weeks and five stitches pass by so quickly! Now it is time to look back and review the five latest stitches. Click on the title for a link to the instructions.


211 Holly Braid Stitch

A historic stitch that takes you back to the Tudors. With the help of Rachel of VirtuoSew Adventures I have worked this elegant braid stitch into a nice linear stitch. It looks complicated, but actually it is easier than you think.


212 Loose Frech Knots

On the other hand, here IS an easy stitch. Chubby and free.



213 Zig-zag Whipped Back Stitch

Here is a  chance to be cruel, without hurting anyone - whip the back (stitch)!



214 Threaded Blanket Stitch

Bridge building!



215 Up and Down Crossed Buttonhole Stitch

I got this beautiful stitch from Annet of Fat-Quarter. Impressive, both in looks and ease of stitching.

Homework.
Time to make another Sunbonnet Sue. What will she be doing, how will she be dressed and where will she be.... Just wait and see.




Friday, 24 June 2022

Friday Homework for Lesson 215: Up and Down Crossed Buttonhole Stitch

 Once you get the rhythm and remember if the needle should go up or down, this stitch is easy. That it is beautiful is a great bonus!

Aida Sampler

Plain sailing!



Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart

It was quite easy to do without waste canvas or markings.


Mottled Wool Sampler