Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The weeks are flying past the stitch this time was feather stitch and a paisley motive. I tend to use feather stitch mainly for plants, bushes and seaweed so it made a change to use it just as a seam. Paisley's are not a favourite of mine but I did quite enjoy doing them. Margreet used the print on the fabric as a base so on one block I placed a scrap of fabric onto the patch and stitched around it. Scan of those tonight.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The second row is chain stitch. One has since been changed as I didn't like it but I will have to scan it again so you can see the change when I put the next lot up.Not sure what you call this, I saw it in a book and now can't find the book to tell you its name. it was fun to do and when I have more time I really want to play with it, maybe a bit of ribbon under the stitches or a little bead or french knot in the chain.
Open chain stitch with bead and twisted chain. the twisted chain makes a lovely filler or outline. I love it but not on this row.