Sunday, 16 February 2020

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 122: Needle Weaving Bar

If you have taken part in TAST you will probably have made Needle Woven Picots. Today we will weave a bar in a similar fashion. I found the Needle Weaving Bar in Embroidery Stitches A - Z 1.

First make a loop.

Instead of a pin, use a thread (green) to loop

and stretch the (purple) thread.
Take the purple thread out in the first hole.

Weave up

and down over the two purple bars.

When you reach the end

release the purple thread from the green loop.

Stretch the bar, 
or let it form an arch, 
or twist it to form a 'screw'.
Then anchor it. 

Remove the green loop thread.

Add to these three samplers

Friday, 14 February 2020

Friday Homework for Lesson 121: Point â la Minute

Finding new and unusual stitches to try out is fun, it is not so fun to realise one has made a silly mistake in reading the instructions!

That is what I learned from my homework this time!

While wrapping the eight Straight stitches one should let the thread travel on the front instead of anchoring it. The result will be a proper cross.
I am sorry for the incorrect instructions in last Sunday's lesson.

Having said that, I personally think the wrong way is prettier, and the wraps sit much better when they are anchored at the beginning and end of each Straight Stitch.
Therefor I have let myself off the hook and here show two versions of Point â la Minute.

Aida Sampler

Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart

Teal Wool Tailoring Scribble Cloth

This stitch has a bitter after taste, I don't think I like it very much. Sigh!

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

WIPW - Scraps and Plans

Wednesday, time to publish this weeks Work In Progress Wednesday report.

Freeform Embroidery
I added a line of Spanish Feather Stitch and another one of Triangular Buttonhole Stitch.

Tvistsöm Cushion
Just started on row 35.

Hina Dolls
As I blogged about yesterday, I have completed three new Hanging Hina Dolls.

At the quilt show in Tokyo Dome I bought some plastic cupped discs and will use them together with fabric scraps to make a necklace.

Birthday Cards Plan
I have also started preparations for two birthday cards that need to be stitched up asap.

Monday, 10 February 2020

Hina Dolls 2020

I have completed the three Hanging Hina Dolls I had set out to make this year.

From these pieces of chirimen (silk or polyester crêpe)

I made a mouse, a seahorse and a Hozuki plant (Physalis Alkekengi or Chinese or Japanese Lantern)

I now have 82 ornaments in my Hina mobile.