Sunday, 8 July 2012

Tast week 27
Bonnet Stitch

Bonnet Stitch I really loved doing this stitch it is very similar to herringbone. Another reason for liking it is that the thread used is nearly all on show not a lot on the back. I have been brought up to utilise all that I can and to not waste anything, and to me when there is so much thread on the back that cannot be seen is just a waste. I know it makes for lovely stitches and a lot of beautiful stitches you can do nothing else.
 Close up of the stitch using wool. The pink is doubling over and it becomes quite a different stitch. Also learnt that by making the top stitch bigger and the bottom stitch smaller it changes again. Loved it.

Thanks Sharon for another lovely stitch that I can add to my achivements. Tast link  take-a-stitch-tuesday here  

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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Tast week 26
Palestrina stitch.
 I really enjoyed this stitch. 
I have been wanting to make pictures with my stitches but do not have the experience to see a stitch and think that it will make a nice outline for a leaf or a seahorse. Queenie here is a link to queeniepatch suggested starting simple so here are my 3 circles.
There have been some stunning work done with this stitch check it out here on Sharons pintangle site.

 This is a side view I like how this has been raised off the fabric. Do not know if this is what is supposed to happen but it is a different effect.

I have also posted on stitchin fingers site so will see if I can link to that as well stitchinfingers will try this out fingers crossed 
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