Happy dance time! The Stitch Wheel Sampler that I have been working on is finished.
A shout out to Cathy Reavy, as her planning and YouTube videos of the different stitches were clear and interesting.
I added my own flourish at the end ~ a ring of coral knot stitch around the outside.
So, to give the details of the final stitches.
- Closed feather stitch
- Knotted blanket stitch/button hole stitch ~ this was my least favourite, and least successful stitch, of the whole wheel.
- Herringbone stitch
- Double herringbone stitch
- Quaker stitch
- Mountmellick stitch
- Portugese knotted stem stitch
What to do with it? I am leaning towards making it into a cushion, but I am yet to investigate round inserts. At the moment my mojo is elsewhere, so it may languish for a while.
As for what to do next….I am not sure. I like doing my more freeform stitching, but with the stitch wheel I enjoyed not having to think too much. Once I had watched the video my only decision was what colour to sew.
This Stitch-A-Long for embroiders to carry out their own passion projects. Each of us is doing something quite different and all are wonderful to see each three weeks. Follow the links below to find out what we are up to.
A quick update on the Grand Final of the Aussie rules footy I mentioned in my last post. The Melbourne Football Team won convincingly, although the first half was a tight tussle. I have many happy relatives, and one resigned (“Maybe it will be the Doggies’ turn next year”) partner!
I respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land on which I live – the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung People of the Kulin Nation, their spirits, ancestors, elders and community members past and emerging.