Friday, 11 January 2019

Friday Homework for Lesson 85: Wrapped Cross Stitch

When I saw this stitch in Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches I thought it would be a nice one.
Ha! I was wrong!
I felt it was very tedious after having made a few.
As the basic Cross Stitch is just wrapped you have to control the working thread all the time.
I know I much prefer any buttonholed stitch as the knot controls the thread.

Well these are my Wrapped (and Wonky) Crosses:

Aida Sampler

Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart

Teal Wool Tailoring Scribble Cloth

As you can see, the more crosses I wrapped the sloppier the work got. A sure sign of boredom and nonchalance!

I hope anyone who tried this stitch liked it better than I did!


Linda Calverley said...

There are some stitches you take to and there are some you don't. You'll probably not use that one again!

Pamela said...

These crosses have character!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I like those stars and love to embroidery however never take the time anymore

Rachel said...

Yes, fiddly, exasperating, but possibly useful!

Janie said...

The wrapped cross stitches are basically boullion right?
And Karen Ruane at Modern Embroidery, can whip those up fast.
I like the 'wonky' stitches, full of personality.

carorose said...

I will have to have a go at this one.

Julie Fukuda said...

Looks like a lot of extra work to me.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Very interesting that you wrap the cross stitch arms - I would have thought from the photo that they were two long bullions. I imagine it would be tedious and hard to keep the tension right!