Sunday, 22 October 2017

Sunday Stitch School - Revision: Stitches 36 - 40

Welcome to Sunday Stitch School. The rain is pelting down here, so it is the perfect opportunity to stay indoors and study stitches!

Once again it is time for another revision lesson to sum up the last five stitches.

Click on the headline to see instructions and homework.

I have found another name for this stitch: New England Laid Stitch.
It is great for filling, makes a nice 'Satin Stitch' look and does not need a Split Stitch outline.

37 Hungarian Stitch
This stitch makes such a lovely pattern on canvas.

Easy and quick.

Oh, how easy it is to make swelling flower buds, seeds and pebbles!

This is an unusual stitch, great for outlines and other linear work.

Revision Homework:
Stitch this Sunbonnet Sue sampler, 'cheat' with crayons and molding mat.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Friday Homework for Lesson 40: Du Vos Stitch

Here is my homework for the Du Vos Stitch, the #40 of Sunday Stitch School's collection.

As it is an 'outline' stitch, I used it to 'draw' the edges of an oak leaf and three acorns.
The fabric is kimono silk, and the thread two strands of DMC floss.

This is a UFO, and I will fill in the leaf and acorns, turn it all into a greeting card. The picture will be posted on Wednesday for the WIPW.


Now, with these pictures I want to clarify the difference between the Du Vos Stitch, Stem Stitch and Outline Stitch.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

WIPW - MOLA - Revealing the Fabric Underneath

Work In Progress Wednesday.

I have had very limited time to work on my Mola, but have started revealing the first layer of fabric underneath the black top.
I have also appliquéd the black cut out part of the leaf and one flower.
More excavating of fabric underneath next week.

MOLA - Snippets of Interest
If you are a quilter, when you hear the word Mola, you might instantly think of colourful quilts of reverse appliqué. Actually the name Mola means blouse or garment.
This blouse is part of the folk costume worn by the women of the Cuna Indians on the San Blas Islands in Central America.
Onto the  highly decorative square panel, a yoke and sleeves are attached.
Traditionally the Cuna Indians used paint to decorate their bodies. When they got in contact with Westerners (Spanish colonists and missionaries), and thereby also had access to fabric, the geometric designs were worked on blouses instead.
(Sources: Hemmets HandarbetsLexikon, Eva Köhlmark: Broderiboken, Elizabeth Healey: Stitch, Fabric & Thread)

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

TAST 149: Slipped Cable Chain Stitch

TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday which is an online course of stitches on Sharon Boggon's Pintangle. Join in and learn. If you want to do it from scratch, there will be a rerun starting next year.
Read more about it here.
Learn the Slipped Cable Chain Stitch here.

As I have explained before, I want all the TAST stitches in one (private) collection and will give them the chronological number in the order I learn them. 
So now it is time for Slipped Cable Chain Stitch,  which I will call TAST #149.

Isn't it beautiful?