Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Signed up with Sharon......................

I've signed on to Sharon's Joggles Course, Develop a Personal Library of Stitches - find out all about it at:

When I saw others posting the results of the first lesson on their blogs, I just wanted to join in too.

When I got the course details and the first lesson today, I wanted to start straight away. This is what I did:

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Three rows of experimental Guilloche Stitch on low count evenweave linen.

Row 1. Worked as normal except for a double cross stitch in the centre. Cotton perle, wool and fancy yarn.
Row 2. Worked as per normal with a french knot in the middle but leaving out the two rows of stem stitch, all in tapestry wools.
Row 3. Running stitch worked in knitting ribbon, lacing with fancy yarn and bugle beads in the centre.

I'm making a long, plain band sampler that I can roll up.

I am using low count linen so that I can clearly see how I did the stitch. I am saving little bundles of thread from each stitch treatment, to sew against the row, so that I know what I used and how it worked up. I've also got together lots of little pieces of different fabrics in case I get inspired to be more experimental!

I've made just one rule for myself on this project - I can't afford to spend a lot of money on this just now, so if its not in my stash I will just have to be innovative and come up with a reasonable substitute! Luckily, I have all sorts of odds and ends left over from my City & Guilds course of a few years ago.


Jo in NZ said...

I will really enjoy watching what you do in this class. I think I can learn alot from you

Conni said...

What Jo said! I am so excited you are taking this class, too!!!

Chloe said...

Like the idea of saving samples.

Verrry nice.

Leanne Hurren said...

Love the colours Kay! Also like the idea of saving bits of the thread to remind you.