Thursday, 28 January 2016

Pink hearts


This week's project for the Contemporary Stitch group is a heart stitched in Appletons crewel wool. The outline is worked in split stitch and then square filling stitch for the centre.  A nice little piece for Valentine's Day.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Monograms


Happy New Year!  My Contemporary Stitch course resumed this week with a small project of monograms.  These are a hot topic in fashion wear and companies like Hand and Lock have been busy stitching monograms for Burberry and other high end designers.

I chose lazy daisy and French knots because these were the stitches that had caused most confusion on previous workshops. I varied the weight of thread to demonstrate the relationship between stitch size and thread.  I also sampled two different colour ways for the infill pattern.