Wednesday, 5 May 2021

WIPW - 240

There isn't much to show this week for Work In Progress Wednesday.

Log Cabin Challenge

I have trudged on with last week's work and in total I have now assembled 240 blocks.

I have to add another 120 before the flimsy is complete...

Crazy for Crazy

The 12 squares between the octagon blocks were appliquéd in place.

Next will be the 18 triangles around the edge and at the corners.

Quite rich and opulent.

The rest of my allotted stitching time has been focused on mending household linnen, such as fastening loops for hanging on towels and turning older towels into cleaning rags. Such a bore, yet, an important chore.

Sunday, 2 May 2021

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 169: Kerman Stitch

I found this Persian stitch used in Kerman embroidery on the website of Arts and Design.

If I have understood it correctly Kerman Stitch is often used in Pateh embroidery on woollen shawls. The stitches are worked so densely they fill every bit of the fabric underneath, and you would think it is a Long and Short Stitch.

It is easy, and I assume it would be a good filling stitch for Canvas Work, too.

Work Kerman Stitch like this:

Here they are spaced and can be seen as individual stitches.

These are a bit closer together,

and here they are packed together.

Add to the three usual samplers, and
why not on the Canvas Sampler, too.

Friday, 30 April 2021

Friday Homework for Lesson 168: Croatian Stitch

Easy and quick and great in many ways. I was thinking this could be a super way of 'decorating' an appliqué ...

Aida Sampler

Teal Wool Tailoring Scribble Cloth

Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

WIPW - Slow Progress

My Work In Progress Wednesday continues to go slowly. 

Log Cabin Challenge

I assembled two more units for the quilt, i.e. 24 blocks.

Considerably more time was spent on the 

Crazy for Crazy

where I joined all the 20 blocks, by stitching together their seams at the top, bottom and sides. I left the corners alone. 

This void at the corners, creates a square (on point), here indicated by yellow lines.

To cover it, I will add pieces of grey fabric with swirly gold print, on top, appliqué style, instead of fiddling with inserting piecework.
I should be able to complete this by next week, so the flimsy will be completed.

The rest of the week has been spent on darning, mending, replacing lost buttons, re-stitching hems etc on winter garments before packing them away for the summer. It has been stitching, but not the fun kind!