My Work In Progress Wednesday report for the past week ... it has been a Tail Chasing week, with FAR too much work, and too little play - in my opinion. Anyway this is what I have been up to.
Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Sunday, 28 March 2021
I bet you are ready for a break! It is time to revise the last five stitches.
Click on the title to get a link to the instructions.
It takes some time and patience to get the tension even, but once mastered, this stitch looks like knitting.
This is a nice canvas stitch.
An easy stitch obviously, but it can still look striking. Think different colour, different thread, different weight, different length, or why not two pairs of legs for the same Running Stitch - wouldn't you have a headless four-legged animal? Just add a French Knot and the horse is ready for your carrot!
Here is a wild stitch, the wilder the better, I guess.
As always, make a Sunbonnet Sue portrait with these five stitches.
Saturday, 27 March 2021
This is a progress report on the Jacquie Harvey cushion I am making.
I am still working on the Kantha quilting. The area below the main motif is done, and I have started the echo quilting near the coin, the Japanese 100 yen coin with its cherry blossoms.
It feels appropriate to quilt this area. Outside the window the cherry trees are in full bloom.
Friday, 26 March 2021
I tried both versions of the Lazy Daisy Popcorn Stitch and must say I prefer Madam Totsuka's. In my eyes her stitches look more like real popcorn, fluffy, uneven and unique.
The instructions I found on YouTube left me with something of a ring, a bit similar to un untidy #65 Rosette Stitch Rose.
Having said that, the charm of Lazy Daisy Popcorn Stitch is the wild look, so why not mix them for a scene of windswept wild flowers? Or a paper cup of popcorn? The closer you work them, the more texture you get.
Just remember that the loosely wrapped it is easy to snag it, so it might not be the best stitch för cushions or other things that will be fingered
Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Hello and welcome to my Work In Progress Wednesday report.
So you see, I just have to get started on my own Hardanger project. Before that I want to finish the Saturday Sightings of Spring silk cushion, though. Watch this space.
Sunday, 21 March 2021
I have two sources for today's stitch. First I found it in Sadako Totsuka's Basic Stitch (基礎のステッチ). She calls it Lazy Daisy Popcorn Stitch.
I later came across it, or a very similar version, on YouTube, where it goes under the name of Pop Corn Stitch.
There are slight differences in how the stitch is worked.
Saturday, 20 March 2021
Although I have added a lot of Kantha style quilting on my silk cushion, it does not look like much.
The central motif has all been surrounded with echo quilting, though.
Friday, 19 March 2021
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Work In Progress Wednesday.
Log Cabin Quilt