Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Surface Decoration

The more stitching I do, the more interested I become in the potential for decorating the surface. I'm at an intermediate stage where I'm not yet an embroiderer but definitely feel that simple quilting is not enough!
To that end I have enrolled on a Hand Embroidery course once a fortnight - a steep learning curve as my experience was at my mother's knee doing lazy daisy and stem stitch on a tray cloth!!!
This last session we looked at Fly, Feather and French Knots - it was a revelation! I'd no idea how versatile these stitches might be!
Fly Stitch
Feather Stitch
I really like that you layer stitches over each other, vary their sizes and I've spent 50+ years doing French Knots all wrong!

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