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Stitch Samplers

Stitch Samplers

These were all so much fun to make! I love pulling them out now and then to look at and think what else could be done. They’re a great chance to test out the needles and creativity. What I’ve made is only a start for what can be done. I go through them all in …

Chevron Stitch Sampler

Chevron Stitch Sampler

I’ve completed my chevron stitch sampler. This is for this past week’s TAST. I numbered my variations, so I could easily describe them. 1. The basic stitch 2. Chevron stitch can easily be varied in height, width and width of the horizontal stitch. I just have a few example shown, there are many more possibilities. …

TAST in a row

TAST in a row

Everyone is making such lovely compositions with their stitches! If you haven’t seen them, you can pop over to Pin Tangle or Stitchin Fingers and have a look at some of them. I sat down and wanted to try a composition too, but I just wasn’t excited about what I had drawn, so I just …

Feather Stitch: TAST Week 3

Feather Stitch: TAST Week 3

I made a little sampler. This time I used tapestry wool yarns. They are soo nice for making these sorts of samplers. Nice, fat yarns, so you can really see the stitches. And I discovered that I really like these yarns because they sit up on the fabric and give lots of extra dimension. This …

Summer Stitch School Week 12: Cross Stitch

Summer Stitch School Week 12: Cross Stitch

Welcome to the final week of Summer Stitch School!  This week’s stitch isn’t so exotic.  I picked the humble cross stitch.  Not many stitches manage to have a full industry based around it, but the cross stitch has managed this, and it’s probably what you think of when you hear “cross stitch”.  Today’s goal is …

Summer Stitch School Week 11: Feather Stitch

Summer Stitch School Week 11: Feather Stitch

We’ve made it to week 11 of The Floss Box summer stitch school. Time flies when you are having fun, and stitching is lots of fun! This week I chose a good, classic stitch: the feather stitch. It’s easy to make and very pretty and versatile. Traditionally, it’s a line stitch, but pretty much all …

Summer Stitch School Week 10: Needle weaving

Summer Stitch School Week 10: Needle weaving

Hi and welcome to another summer stitch school adventure. This week I’ve selected needle weaving.  It’s a little different from the others because it’s more like a technique than a single stitch, but the stitches are just variations on the idea of weaving the needle in and out of bars. Needle weaving is very nice …

Summer Stitch School Week 9: Queen Stitch

Summer Stitch School Week 9: Queen Stitch

Welcome to another week of summer stitch school! This week’s stitch is the queen stitch also known as the renaissance stitch. The queen stitch isn’t one of the more common stitches, but there is nothing hard about it, and it has a nice shape that can be used in a variety of ways.  The queen …

Summer Stitch School Week 7: Sheaf Stitch

Summer Stitch School Week 7: Sheaf Stitch

This week’s stitch is the sheaf stitch. This is a great, little, two-step stitch that you might enjoy working into your embroidery. It’s sure fun to make, so grab your needles and some thread and give it a try! The stitch It’s not hard at all. First make 3 vertical straight stitches. Next bring up …