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Saturday, 10 September 2011

- - - NEW Saturday Stitches - - -

Join me every Saturday for the next few months as I teach myself embroidery stitches!  I'll use a neutral fabric or aida cloth and bright contrasting threads for your viewing pleasure. Follow along if you like!  Grab the button if you want to come back quick in a click.  (I made it myself and it was very difficult)  lol

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Here is my first sample.  It's a running stitch.  Sound boring?  There are actually some very cool applications.  Check it out!

You can make them long, short, and even wavy.  You can criss-cross the waves.  It's not difficult to get them even on aida cloth.  ON fabric it takes much more skill.  You can draw guide lines or run your fabric through a threadless sewing machine to mark perfectly spaced stitching guide dots.  Watch what else you can do if you add another color to those existing stitches!

You need to use a blunt needle when lacing, or you can turn your needle around and lace it from the blunt eye-end.  Cool, no?  : )  I love interlacing!!  Stay tuned each Saturday for more!

p.s.  For those of you who followed my Tips on Tuesdays posts, please note that this new feature will take its place for the rest of the year... perhaps longer ; )



Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Yes! Very cool :)
And very clear instructions too.
I can't even imagine how many thimbles I would have to wear to try this LOL !

Anonymous said...

Well this is certainly right up my alley :) Thanks for taking us along on your stitching journey.

PS:Guild on Monday, hee hee

Margaret said...

I love embroidery, and am always up for something new. Thanks!

P.S. do you know about Sharon Boggon and her wonderful stitchery over at Pin Tangle? You might check it out! Also Gail Harker's certificates in contemporary hand stitch (I have a Level 1 cert from her studio)....

Ellie said...

Oh this is great, I want to learn embroidery stitches, I'll be back.

deanna7trees said...

i love learning something new. thanks.

Jenny said...

I was just getting ready to teach myself some new stitches. This is too perfect! Thank you...I love the button, too ;)

Anonymous said...

Here are two pages that may help you on your journey:

Take a Stitch Tuesday (scroll to the very bottom of the page to see the stitch listing for the first year of the challenge)

"Sharon b's Dictionary of Stitches for Hand Embroidery and Needlework'

Please consider mentioning this project at SQG. Stitchers could work along with the Afternoon Program's Colour Recipe project.


Christie, Describe Happy said...

Ohh fun!! Crewel is my go to project (well and crochet) in the colder months. I look forward to learning a few things!!

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