Sunday, 18 April 2021

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 167: Fringed Buttonhole Stitch

Do you know Sharon Boggon? Her website Pintangle? Her Take A Stitch Tuesday online stitch course/challenge, TAST? Her online Stitch Dictionary? Her excellent book Creative Stitches?

If not, you are missing out. Go check the links.

Today's stitch, the Fringed Blanket Stitch, is one I found in the above book.

To make it you need a crochet hook.

Work it like this:
Make a line of Buttonhole Stitch

Cut strands of thread and use the crochet
hook to take them under and over the
stitch line to make a knotted tassel.

Pull tight (trim later)

If you take the looped thread
in the other direction, you get
another 'knot'.

Which knotted head do you like best?
Trim the threads to the desired length.
The fringe on the left lies flatter to the fabric.
The one on the right has a tendency to lift itself
up from the fabric.

Play around with the three samplers

Saturday, 17 April 2021

Saturday Sightings of Spring - 13

 Spring has sprung, and almost gone; next week the weather will be warm and summery. 

I have completed the Jacquie Harvey design cushion I have been working on.

As you might know, I have used Shantung silk for the base fabric, felt for the appliqué and worked many of the embroidery stitches I have learned through TAST and Sunday Stitch School to embellish the felt. Finally I have echo quilted in Kantha style. I got my inspiration from Fay Maxwell's fantastic work.

I used the envelope style opening, and so avoided inserting a zip.


Sightings of Spring

Yes, spring has come a long way and will turn into summer soon, I guess. This will be record breakingly early. 

The double cherry blossoms ended up in the gutter.

The rhododendron is showing off.

as are the irises.

Thank you for having followed me on this stitch adventure. This is the last post about this cushion. I will take a little pause before I start the next new project or one of the UFOs I have lurking in the cupboard.

Friday, 16 April 2021

Friday Homework for Lesson 166: Satin Herringbone Stitch

 This was fun! You can be tricked into believing this is not based on Herringbone Stitch.

Aida Sampler
Here the Satin Stitch has a gap, I think if I do this stitch again on Aida I will use a sharp needle and make another Satin Stitch in the middle, too.

Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart
Good in two colours!

Teal Wool Tailoring Scribble Cloth
It could be used for a grid, as a filling stitch,
or a chain of bow ties, holding hands!

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

WIPW - Assembling the Crazy

 Work In Progress Wednesday - here is my report on progress.

Crazy for Crazy

I have started assembling the octagon blocks.

Log Cabin Challenge

The third panel of 60 log cabin blocks is completed.

Laid out on the day bed the three panels look like this.

Saturday Sightings of Spring

The silk cushion is completed, as you might have noticed in the picture above. A longer report will be posted on Saturday.