Wednesday, 31 August 2022

WIPW - A Greeting Card

Work other than stitching has kept me from making any progress on the Sunday Stitch School Stitch Sampler. 

Here is my meagre Work In Progress Wednesday report on the only work I have done.

Greeting Card

I had to make a birthday card. The floral print of this fabric was enhanced with embroidery before I attached it to the window of the card with Glove Stitch.

Sunday, 28 August 2022

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 223: Whipped Fly Stitch Wheel

 There are many ways to alter stitches, one of them is by whipping. Look at these:

From bottom: 
Whipped Running Stitch

Whipped Chain  Stitch, two versions

Whipped Wheel

Whipped  Fly Stitch 

Whipped Fly Stitch consists of a row of Fly Stitch that has been whipped and the Whipped Wheel is often seen made up of five or more spokes. 

In one of my Swedish embroidery books, 'Brodera' by Danish author Jytte Harboesgaard, however, there is a detached Whipped Fly Stitch. It produces a round shape with a Y in it.

So for today's Sunday Stitch School's stitch, I present Whipped Fly Stitch Wheel.

Begin by making a single Fly Stitch:

Then come out of the centre, with the
same or a contrasting thread.

Whip your way around the spokes,
by going underneath two spokes.
The working thread should come
out between them.

Stop when you have covered each spook
and filled the space between.

Add here.

Friday, 26 August 2022

Friday Homework for Lesson 222: Detached Chevron Stitch

So easy and quick, yet this is a nice-looking stitch.

The Detached Chevron Stitch makes me think of alphabetic letters, fonts and graphic designs.

Aida Sampler

Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart
I love them in their simplicity.

Mottled Wool Scribble Cloth

Dancing stitches!

Wednesday, 24 August 2022

WIPW - Even More Canvas Stitches

 It is Wednesday and time for another Work In Progress Wednesday report.

Sunday Stitch School Stitch Sampler

has a magical cornucopia and out of it oozes more canvas stitches:

#162 Cashmere Stitch (orange and purple), 

#137 Brick Stitch (yellow), 

#34 Japanese Stitch (blue, brown and green) 

and also #105 Burden Stitch (green, pink, purple).

There are more stitches that will pop out, hopefully by next Wednesday.

Sunday, 21 August 2022

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 222: Detached Chevron Stitch

Welcome to stitch 222 - isn't it amazing that we have found so many stitches? Partly it is because we are using variations of basic stitches. Today's stitch is just such an alternative, the detached version of Chevron Stitch.

I found it at Fa's Kitchen, have a look at Fareeha's instructions here.

This is my photo tutorial for Detached Chevron Stitch:

This should be easy and quick.

Sprinkle the samplers with Detached Chevrons.

Friday, 19 August 2022

Friday Homework for Lesson 221: Sarah's Triple Chain Stitch

As long as you keep the two rows of Chain Stitch even in length, it is easy to lace/stitch the contrasting Chain Stitch between them.

Aida Sampler

Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart

Mottled Wool Sampler

Sarah's Triple Chain Stitch DOES take curves, but not so neatly... I prefer this stitch done in a straight line.

Wednesday, 17 August 2022

WIPW - More Canvas Stitches

I am still too busy to make good progress, but I have added a few more Canvas Stitches.

Here is my Work In Progress Wednesday report.

Sunday Stitch School Stitch Sampler

#22 Vault Stitch (purple), #51 Tent Stitch (yellow) and #172 half Rhodes Stitch (green).

Sunday, 14 August 2022

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 221: Sarah's Triple Chain Stitch

Those who have followed TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday) have probably come across a stitch called Triple Chain Stitch.

Recently I found another Triple Chain Stitch, at  Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials

I want to use this newly found stitch for my collection here at Sunday Stitch School, but need to keep the two stitches apart. I will therefore take the liberty to call the latter Sarah's Triple Chain Stitch.

Here is how to stitch it:

Make a line of Chain Stitch.

Anchor the last stitch.
Make a second line parallel to the first.

Work a line of Chain Stitch (yellow) in between the 
two lines by using the blue threads.

Anchor the last stitch.

Add to the usual three samplers.

Friday, 12 August 2022

Friday Revision Homework - Stitches 216 - 220

The canvas stitches were difficult to do on this small scale, and are not very impressive either. I will have to select a better use for the next canvas stitch and make the stitches larger.

On the other hand, I think two stitches, the Pointed Tip Buttonhole Knot Flower and the New England Stitch, were good for the carrots and their green fronds.

As you can see, Sunbonnet Sue has joined the millions of people around the globe who grow their own vegetables, now that food prices have skyrocketed. She is lucky enough to still have enough water to keep the kitchen garden going.

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

WIPW - Waste Canvas

Even in the extreme heat time passes quickly, and I must leave my Work In Progress Wednesday report.

Sunday Stitch School Stitch Sampler

It was time for some canvas stitches. To get a reasonably good grid I used waste canvas to guide the needle.

First I added a smattering of individual canvas stitches shooting out of the cornucopia. For each of them there will then be a block, filling up a square or rectangle.

#217 Simplified Rice Stitch (light blue), #206 Rapid Stitch (blue) and #22 Vault Stitch (green). 

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Sunday Stitch School - Revision Stitches 216 - 220

We have completed another set of five stitches, 216 - 220, and it is time to review them and make a Sunbonnet Sue sampler. What will she be up to this time, do you think?

If you click the name of each stitch below, a link will take you to the instructions.

216 New England Stitch

This is such an elegant stitch. Use variegated thread and it becomes vibrant and alive.

217 Simplified Rice Stitch

Instead of four stitches across the arms of the large cross, which would make it a Rice Stitch, the simplified version has only two. Where you place them and how long you make them is up to you.

218 Pointed Tip Buttonhole Knot Flower

This is an Indian floral stitch. It is simple to make and stunning to look at, do give it a try. Perfect for both petals and leaves.

219 Two-sided Italian Cross Stitch

The name is misgiving, there are at least three sides with a Straight Stitch, but if you use it as a filling canvas stitch you have four sides. So shouldn't it be called a Boxed-In Cross? Be that as it may, this stitch is beautiful.

220 Back Stitched Herringbone Stitch

Three cheers for Sharon Boggon and Pintangle. Here is a nice version of Herringbone Stitch, as recently seen on her blog.


Make a Sunbonnet Sue in action. Here is a hint.