Wednesday, 30 September 2020

WIPW - Double Amount, No Not Really

 As I was unable to post a WIPW report last week one would think I have the double amount of progress to report on today. Alas, I have worked hard on some projects and less so on others.

Tvistsöm Cushion

I am now stitching row 62. Normal progress.

Freeform Embroidery

Crossed Feather, Straight Sided Feather and Triangular Buttonhole Stitch in the lower left corner.

Half progress compared to normal.

Crazy for Crazy

Reversed Buttonhole Bar along one seam and a sprinkling of Buttonhole Bars in metallic thread on the gray silk fabric.

Normal progress? I could have made more.

Log Cabin Challenge

I only managed 11 new blocks. Half progress. Total block count now stands at: 255.

However, I embellished 29 seams, marked in yellow, and now have only six left, marked in white.
Triple progress.

I have worked hard to avoid using the same stitch twice, so in total there ought to be 239 different ones. Good to have all those TAST and Sunday Stitch School stitches to chose from, wouldn't you say?

The back proves there is heavy, and messy, stitching.

Sunday, 27 September 2020

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 147: Woven Circle Stitch

There are many sources of embroidery stitches, the Stitch Dictionary at Pintangle is one of the best, of course, and soon Sharon Boggon will have her new book published. It is all about stitches and how to use them in a new way. 'Creative Stitches for Contemporary Embroidery' will be out in November and can be preordered now. Check out the link above and read all about it.

Another place I often go stitch hunting at is Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials. Today's stitch comes from  this treasure cove of stitches. 

The stitch is Woven Circle, and you can see Sarah's clear instructions here.

My pictures are below:

Use Straight Stitch x 4 to make a cross.

Change the thread and come out from the centre. Wind the thread round,

and round, and round, and round....

until you have as many circles as you like.

Anchor the thread underneath the circle.

Quite frankly the name is misleading as there is no weaving involved.
That is why it is a good way to use 'difficult' thread, metallic, knobbly, fluffy... as the thread does not need to go through the fabric more than at the beginning and end.

This stitch is a relative of Rosette Stitch Rose (#65)

and Laced Wheel Stitch (#124)

Friday, 25 September 2020

Friday Homework for Lesson 146: Knotted Stitch

 I have been overwhelmed with work and that is why I had no time to write up a WIPW report for Wednesday, nor had I as much progress as I would have liked to blog about.

Anyway, today is not Wednesday but Friday and time to show the homework for Knotted Stitch.

A great stitch! Easy and quick, and look how different it can seem depending on the size, spacing or thread.

Aida sampler

Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart

Canvas Sampler

Teal Wool Tailoring Scribble Cloth

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

WIPW - No Report

 Sorry, due to circumstances beyond my control there will be no Work In Progress Wednesday report this week.