Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 19: Satin Stitch Outline

Good morning and welcome back to Sunday Stitch School after a week's break.

The stitch for today's lesson was found in this book:
On page 127 we find a version of the Satin Stitch, Satin Stitch Outline. It is used in French white work and the French name is Cordonnet when it forms a thin line, and Point de Bourdon if the foundation stitches are stitched in thicker thread. It also resembles Trailing (where the width and thickness varies), but the way the Satin stitches are padded is different.

Now for the working of Satin Stitch Outline:

Make a line of Running stitches where you bite only a tiny bit of the fabric and most of the thread is on top.
Then work your way back in the same way, longer Running stitches on the top, tinier on the back.
You now have 'Split Running Stitch'.

With the same thread, or one of a different weight, make tiny and tight Satin stitches over the basic stitches.

On my Aida sampler it is untidy!

This could be a good stitch for writing or scribbling something...
Play around with pink and blue, but keep the tension even, please! Untidy stitching, like on the Aida sampler above is NOT accepted!

Friday, 21 April 2017

Friday Homework? No!

There was no lesson last Sunday at Sunday Stitch School, so today there is no homework to hand in.

I am looking forward to the day after tomorrow, when there will be a new stitch. WHAT will it be this time? Hm, it should start with the letter S, shouldn't it? From which book will the stitch come?

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

WIPW - Hangover?

It might be the hangover after Easter, or the sudden heatwave in Tokyo, or the backlog of work, but something has hampered the WIPW (Work In Progress Wednesday) this week.

Trinity Green
Only a few more sections have been added to the flimsy.

Greeting Card
In stead I spent a couple of hours making a greeting card, but can not reveal its design yet. So here is an out-of-focus teaser:

I hope to have much more to show next week.

Sunday, 16 April 2017