Take a Stitch Tuesday, Week 24
The Siennese stitch may look like a cross stitch, but it is constructed quite differently. Click on the link above to see the tutorial. There is a twist in the thread at the center that provides texture to the stitch, but it's difficult to see when rendered in a dark thread or in a smallish stitch.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Weeks 22 and 23 of Take a Stitch Tuesday - chain stitch variations. Not much to say here; the stitches were easy to work and and afforded some interesting possibilities for change. With the triple chain I played with the orientation of the side chains and then placed the triads in different arrangements. The zig-zag one doesn't show up well; I should have used two strands of floss to stand up to the #5 perle. I worked this pattern using two needles.
The wreath is made from two different variegated green threads, but I did not work the leaves in pairs. I worked stitches in one color first and then filled in with the other. The two vertical lengths of waved chain are similar and used the same double strands of floss. In the skinnier one I work each bottom stitch through the same hole.
A word to thank all of you who read my blog and take time to leave much appreciated comments. I am not ignoring you! I do love to look at your work and leave feedback and hope to resume that practice again.