Summer Stitch School Week 5: Fly Stitch

Summer Stitch School Week 5: Fly Stitch

Another week flew by, so it’s time for another stitch school entry. This week is the fly stitch.  It’s not so uncommon as some of the others, so no doubt many of you are already familiar with it, but it’s one of my favorites, so here it is! This is another stitch formed in two …

Summer Stitch School Week 4: Burden Stitch

Summer Stitch School Week 4: Burden Stitch

Stem stitch, chain stitch, french knot; it isn’t often you come upon a stitch that is actually  named after someone.  The burden stitch is a very old stitch, used during the middle ages.  It was re-popularized by Elizabeth Burden, sister to the designer William Morris.  This stitch is useful because it can be used to …

Summer Stitch School Week 3: Raised Chain Band

Summer Stitch School Week 3: Raised Chain Band

Raised chain band is a nice stitch for adding lots of interest and texture to your projects. It is medium in difficulty, but really is quite easy to master. The stitch is made in two steps, so it lends itself quite readily to lots of variations. Step one is to make evenly spaced horizontal stitches …

Summer Stitch School Week 2: Colonial Knot

Summer Stitch School Week 2: Colonial Knot

This week’s stitch is the colonial knot.  I have been stitching for awhile now, but I have never actually tried this stitch.  Time to change that.  This stitch is a medium difficulty stitch.  It just takes a few tries to get the movement down, but then it’s quite fun and not at all hard.  Essentially …

Homemade is best!

Homemade is best!

This is a quick little project.  I didn’t do really any stitching last week because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next.  Sometimes that happens after a big finish.  But I just decided I could find a small project to do that might be fun.  So I picked this since I am making …

Spring Bluebird

Spring Bluebird

I finished this project on Friday.  It took some time to attach all those little pieces.  I tried a bunch of different things for this project.  The wired needlelace was the big thing.  As you see, the leaves, the daffodil and butterfly are all done in this manner.  They are the same technique but slightly …

Finally getting somewhere

Finally getting somewhere

I haven’t had much time, or maybe I have, just let other things and projects come first.  But this weekend is a long weekend and the bluebird project will be done!  For once, I remember to take a few pics while I was working on something. Here I have begun the bird’s body.  As you …

New WIP

New WIP

I have been very slow getting a good picture of this.  It doesn’t quite feel like a “new” WIP anymore.  I manage to work on it some most days. I already showed the nest earlier.  It’s a whole lot of bunion knots stitched over some couch soft cotton.  The tree branch is stitched with raised …