My sampler for this week(last week:)
Was inspired by a boring little stamped piece of paper and it said'Ticket to ride'. The words sound exciting though, don't they - so I centred my piece around it.
I still have a couple more details to finish(I am busy at the moment looking after my husband, who has a back injury and looking after the garden). I am very late posting it up but at least I'll finish it to-morrow.
I used to love visiting the fair as a…Continue
Added by Barbara/Hopscotch on August 20, 2012 at 11:03 — No Comments
There are certain techniques that form the basis of much more complex embroidery and share their essentials with other stitches e.g. Closed Cretan Stitch with Buttonhole and closed Fly Stitch with couching.
Mrs Christie famously wrote 'all embroidery stitches are related to 7 basic stitches'.
Anyway, working out the fastest and most consistent way to produce results is what interests me and if I find several incorrect references to stitch techniques on…Continue
Added by Beth Lea on July 1, 2012 at 3:02 — No Comments
Here is my new YouTube video. Its a bit more advanced than usual, because if you are not really familiar with Stem Stitch, then why should you want to make a line of broad stem stitch? But the really interesting part is changing direction. I was so determined to work that one out, really glad I did!
I have been working really hard recently,…Continue
I have now managed to pick up a variety of variegated threads for my latest wall hanging - this is the progress so far with blanket stitch on the large leaves and then couched metallic yarns for the tendrils. The smaller leaves are hand dyed and machine embroidered tissue paper which has then been treated with 'Parvol' a hardening agent.…Continue
Yesterday I finished my first Christmas present for the year! It is a wedding sampler based on the pattern "Seasonal Samplings" from Hillside Samplings in East Aurora , NY. This was particularly fun because it included a few different stitches in addition to cross--continental, satin, smyrna cross, rhodes, and eyelet. Because I chose to use DMC threads, I found that the smyrna cross in the summer block didn't stand out well enough, so I added gold beads for the flower centers instead. I…Continue
Added by Margo Brooks on April 1, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments
I have actually got around to compiling my own stitch book having been inspired by so many on this site. I rarely embroider by hand, preferring the instant gratification of free machine embroidery. My stitch formation needs loads more work but I enjoyed the free style nature of this project- I had no plans or guide lines I just put the stitches where I felt they would go.…Continue
I am delighted to be here on Stitchin Fingers! I signed up last fall and promptly got sick. I am looking forward to getting to know all everyone here....good to be among people who love stitching as much as I do.
I have a Spring Quilt Market blog giveaway on my main blog…Continue
Added by Liz Kettle on June 2, 2011 at 21:00 — No Comments
I would just like to say that since joining this network I have been amazed at the variety and talent of all of the wonderful people here!
People who work so hard to give us the information and encouragement we need to explore further and gain valuable experience. It really is such a creative community. It has encouraged me to stretch my thinking…Continue
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