Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Joggling Along - Personal Stitch Library - Week 1

Bit more progress on the sampler, slight panic now, because I expect Week 2 to be available tomorrow morning. I know Sharon says we can work at our pace, but I started late and I HATE BEING LEFT BEHIND!

Stitches explored so far are; guilloche, knotted stem and raised stem.

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The fourth row of guilloche stitch was worked with bugle beads to replace the running stitches, then filled in between with running stitches in perle cotton. When I came to lace with perle cotton, I found I had to tie down the lacing stitches, otherwise they would not stay in place. Because the thread was quite thin, there was a gap that I filled with French knots.
For the final row of guilloche stitch, I used buttons and beads instead of knots, perle cotton for the running stitch and omitted the lacing.
Between the fourth and fifth rows of guilloche stitch I tried Portugese Knotted Stem Stitch in different weights of thread. The last orange row is elongated.
I decided to fill in all the spaces between the rows with stem or raised stem stitch, to make a solid block of colour.

That's two down, feather stitch to go!

I have to say, Sharon has done a great job with these classes!


seoulsisterstevens said...

Thank You for sharing your sampler with us. I love how you densely packed your stitches and the use of buttons (do you mind if I try something similar?),

What a wonderful sampler! Thank you for sharing.

kay susan said...

Thank you. No of course I don't mind you trying something similar, it was suggested in Sharon's class, and anyway, the point is to share.

Marty52 said...

Whoa... this is stunning! I, too, love the way you snugged everything together and the buttons are inspired. Lovely!

Chloe said...

I llike it, I like it, I like it.

Especially the words "Joggling along". Yes!!!!

(cries she, who loves the English language)

Anonymous said...

i have only one word: wow.
i'm making a note to myself to look up raised stem stitch.
Wow again.

Misa said...

Wow. I LOVE the way your sampler is turning out. The colors are gorgeous and I really like how you've played with each stitch, doing different variations. And I agree with the others, it looks really good "snugged" together.