Friday 24 May 2024

Friday Homework for Lesson 288: Fairy Lights Stitch

There are so many things you can do with a line or two of Running Stitch! These laced stitches do indeed look like fairy lights, they are so charming.


Aida Sampler



Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart



Mottled Wool Scribble Cloth




Wednesday 22 May 2024

WIPW - Binding the Aida Sampler

 Work In Progress Wednesday. 


Rescuing the Sweater

I have continued re-stitching/knit-stitching(?) the white yarn on the sweater. The front and back are now OK, but I found that the sleeves needed extensive work, too. As you can see the original white yarn wasn't placed inside the blue stitches. 





I sometimes wear a shirt underneath the sweater and the buttons on the cuffs have been tangled up with the yarn.


That is why the entire restoration work is done over the blue areas to avoid future snags.


Sunday Stitch School Stitch Sampler

#286 Reversed Chain (variegated green and red) and #287 Reversed  Chain Stitch with Buttonhole Edging (grey, turquoise and purple)



Sunday Stitch School Aida Sampler

This piece of Aida has now been filled so I added binding to the edges and have prepared a new piece of Aida for the next sampler.

















Sunday Stitch School Aida Sampler

This is the sampler I use to test the various Sunday Stitch School's new stitches on Aida. The square is now filled so I stitched on a binding around the edges.



Sunday 19 May 2024

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 288: Fairy Lights Stitch

Let's learn a stitch from Sarah's Hand Embroidery Stitches - Fairy Lights Stitch.

You need two lines of parallel Running Stitch for your foundation. Then the lacing can begin.

Look at my photo tutorial or check out the link above.








Homework: Fill here.


Friday 17 May 2024

Friday Homework for Lesson 287: Reversed Chain Stitch with Buttonhole Edging

Reversed Chain has proven to be easy and adding Buttonhole stitches to the edges was not difficult either.

Personally, I like the Reversed Chain Stitch better than the standard Chain Stitch. It is important to remember that the former requires the fabric to be stretched in a hoop whereas the latter can be worked in the hand. Also that if you want to work quickly standard Chain Stitch is faster.

Now for adding Buttonhole Edging... you can of course do that to both stitches. 

Actually, I have already done a version of 'Chain Stitch with Buttonhole Edging' - #78 Interlaced Chain Stitch, see the tutorial here. In that version, you first complete the lacing, 


then anchor the loops with small stitches:



As you will see below, there is no difference in looks to the 'un-anchored' part so only the stitcher will know which type of Chain Stitch the Buttonhole lacing has been added to.


Anyway, here is today's homework:

Reversed Chain Stitch with Buttonhole Edging

Aida Sampler



Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart



Mottled Wool Scribble Cloth