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Take A Stitch Tuesday 2015, Week 3

Okay so I know it’s Monday but I’m just getting around to posting last weeks TAST stitch sample – Feather Stitch.

The unusual looking light green sample is Spanish knotted feather stitch, this is a completely new variation of the stitch to me, to the right, just above the 2 coloured sample, is a closed version of this stitch – it’s like a heavy braid and looks quite different to the open version. 174 more words


Take A Stitch Tuesday & Not a stitch sampler then!

Take A Stitch Tuesday

Some time ago a friend was working on a wonderful crazy quilt sample that she was doing as an online class with Sharon B; this was my introduction to  264 more words

Sewing Projects

Lupines Complete

It’s finally finished. I added just a few more leaves in the background area. You can’t really see them too much but do click on the photos for a better view. 88 more words

Hand Stitching

Work in Progress

So I’ve been dipping into my stash of procion dyed fabrics and decided to use up some of the smaller pieces that I just couldn’t bear to throw away. 227 more words


Still Stitching

I have continued stitching on the lupines. I added fly stitch to the Indian Paintbrush. It’s many stitches piled on top of each other. For those of you who haven’t done fly stitch, there’s a tutorial… 102 more words

Hand Stitching

10 still to make..nearly there

The scent from the petals is musky and deep now – the petals a little more brittle to stitch, the colour intense. I wonder how many French knots that will make – each a tiny wish… 11 more words

Hand Stitches

French Knot

  1. With a single strand of perle cotton, bring the needle up from the wrong side of the fabric at A. Keep the thread taut with a thumb while wrapping it around the needle 2 times (or 3 times for my “candy knot”) with your other hand.
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