Friday, 14 May 2021

Friday Homework for Lesson 170: Danish Knotted Cross Stitch

This stitch is easy, and easily confused with Danish Knot Stitch, Moss Stitch and Satin Herringbone Stitch.

I like that it looks like a bug.

Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart

Teal Wool Tailoring Scribble Cloth

Aida Sampler

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

WIPW - Binding on the Front

 My Work In Progress Wednesday report....

Log Cabin Challenge

12 blocks were stitched into a set.

Crazy for Crazy
All the triangles around the edges have been stitched on, as have the corner triangels.
I have also stitched on the binding on the front.
Next will be to put on the back, the hanging sleeve and to stitch down the binding on the back.
We are nearing the end...

Sunday, 9 May 2021

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 170: Danish Knotted Cross Stitch

Welcome to have a look at Sunday Stitch School's stitch No 170, which I have called Danish Knotted Cross Stitch. 

I found it in Totsuka Embroidery Stitch Book #6 (戸塚刺しゅうステッチBook 6. 

There is no official name in the book, so I made a descriptive name, Danish Knotted Cross Stitch, as this is a combination of a Cross Stitch and a Danish Knot Stitch, the latter is a stitch we did long ago!

Work it like this:

Make a Cross Stitch.

Come out above the middle of the cross.

Don't pick up any of the fabric.

Tighten the loop a bit,
then make the knot on the other side.

Anchor above the line.

Is it a bug, I wonder?!

Several in a row make a nice line.
Of course you can first make all the crosses and then do the knots in a different colour or thread.
This is a stitch with possibilities.

Make these samplers 'bug infested'.

Friday, 7 May 2021

Friday Homework for Lesson 169: Kerman Stitch

 This is SO easy and addictive. Most of all I loved doing the Canvas Work.

Canvas Sampler
I know the Kerman Stitch does not cover all the canvas, nevertheless, the void adds a nice touch. 
Imagine you had a coloured canvas, or painted it before stitching, and then stitched in a contrasting colour, you would get a true colourful effect.

Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart

Aida Sampler

Teal Wool Tailoring Scribble Cloth