Today I tried out knots. I did the Coral Stitch, which looks like knots spaced along the main thread. It's pretty, though I think mine may be spaced to far apart. I suppose it depends on the application. Here's how it works.
It seems fairly easy. I tried the Scroll Stitch as well, which I did right. However, the diagrams in the books have the stitches much closer together to achieve a thick twisted look. Basically though, this is how it's done.
Check out this other stitch I tried. ... and tired. ...and tried. After four "fails" at the Bullion Knot, I stopped. UGH! It's a little too finicky for me I think.
|pretty sad Bullion Knot attempts! lol|
Right now I have three sick children to tend to for the long weekend, so away go the needles. ; ) I'm will be meeting with Margot Lindsay later this week. I met her at a show I was in this spring, and then I bumped into her again at the quilt show. (I got to show her my dress in person!!) Margot is a local embroidery artist who wants to teach me stitches. How lucky am I? I think she has her work cut out out for her though. hehe. I can't wait to finally get together with her. Her stitches are gorgeous. You can see some of her work HERE. I'm sure she'll provide better inspiration that I am can today! Enjoy your stitches and your good health. Thanks for stopping by!