May 2014


This is was a busy week. Looks like this will continue for another two weeks. We are going to Chennai India for a week. No stitching possible during that time.
I think I finished my monotone project on sumptuous surfaces class.
I haven’t started long tail chain stitch sampler on TAST yet.
I worked a spray and seam on my crazy quilted hussif 1.

WIP Wednesdays7-hussif1

WIP Wednesdays7-hussif1

Floral spray detail, beads will be added later. The leaves are made of feather stitches worked over chain stitch [cotton skein] in silk thread. I had seen feather stitches worked over satin stitch, this is modified inspiration.

WIP wednesdays7-floral spray2

WIP wednesdays7-floral spray2

Seam has fly stitches worked over detached chain stitches.

WIPwednesdays7-seam2

WIPwednesdays7-seam2

Pop in to Sharon’s blog to see others progress.

All these bags have been made with the idea of working simple surface embroidery. The patterns were drawn with this purpose. Pattern-

embbag5-pattern

embbag5-pattern

Stem stitch for the stems and some feather stitch in variegated polyester thread.

embbag5-1

embbag5-1

Fly stitch leaves with perle cotton.

embbag5-2

embbag5-2

Stem stitch, back stitch and straight stitch in blue stranded cotton.

embbag5-3

embbag5-3

Satin stitches and stem stitch with medium blue stranded cotton.

embbag5-4

embbag5-4

After filling the centre of the flowers with french knots in polyester thread, the embroidery on this bag was completed.

embroidered bag5

embroidered bag5

This fourth bag has simple embroidery. The pattern-

embbag4-pattern

embbag4-pattern

Started with stem stitching the leaves and working straight stitches in two strands of cotton skein.

embbag4-1

embbag4-1

Four strands of thread are used for the thicker stem stitches on the stems.

embbag4-2

embbag4-2

The flowers are outlined with buttonhole stitches.

embbag4-3

embbag4-3

The embroidery completed with straight stitches in the middle. The bag-

embroidered bag4

embroidered bag4

A few more possibilities of working beaded feathered chain stitch are explored.
After working the long tailed chain stitch, a straight stitch was taken to work the bead, before working the next chain stitch in the first sample. The same treatment is repeated in the opposite direction with three beads in the second sample. Two straight stitches with beads, perpendicular to the long tailed beaded chain stitch with bead is repeated in the third sample- an interesting beaded version. Two rows of this stitch are worked together in the fourth sample.

19.113.beadfeachst-1

19.113.beadfeachst-1

I worked the other version of feathered chain and added two beads in the first sample. Ricrac is couched with this version of the stitch, with beads inside the chains in the second sample. Beads are worked on the closed feather stitches worked after the zigzag chain in the last sample. I tried this version with some variations on feathered chain stitch sampler.

19.113.beadfeachst-2

19.113.beadfeachst-2

The beaded feathered chain stitch sampler.

19.113.beaded feathered chain stitch sampler

19.113.beaded feathered chain stitch sampler

I am still floundering on my exercises on the sumptuous surfaces class, so did not explore the possibilities of this stitch much.

This is the first time, I am designing a hussif. I have not designed any fabric piece before. This is a small hussif-12 by 8 inches. Let me start with simple steps. The encrusted crazy quilting class lessons are very useful. That’s reason, I am working crazy quilting this hussif, to practice. I have not made any arrangement for my sewing machine. This hussif is pieced by hand!
The block-

wip Wednesdays-hussif1

wip Wednesdays-hussif1

I am learning new things on my sumptuous surfaces class. This week’s TAST stitch sampler is growing very slowly.

I worked a floral spray on this block, the beads will come later. I started with rope stitch for the stem, berry stitches for the big leaves, detached chains for the smaller leaves, satin stitch for the flower and ended the spray with straight stitches along the stem. The seam is made of buttonhole stitches and detached chain stitches.

wip Wednesdays-floralspray and seam1

wip Wednesdays-floralspray and seam1

you can see others progress on SharonB’s blog.

I started on this stitch sampler today. The working is on SharonB ‘s blog.
The basic feathered chain stitch with two beads is worked in the first sample. Single and two beads are alternated in the second sample. Two beads are worked into the chain stitches in the third sample. the chain stitches are worked over the bead in the fourth sample.

19.113.beaded feathered chain st-sampler

19.113.beaded feathered chain st-sampler

I started working this week’s stitch on TAST challenge beaded feathered chain.

This bag is the third one I made. The embroidery was very simple. The pattern to work the feather stitch lines.

embbag3-pattern

embbag3-pattern

The feather stitches worked in perle cotton # 8.

embbag3-featherstitch

embbag3-featherstitch

Flowers were worked with quarter buttonhole wheel and french knots in polyester thread, the darker pink-

embbag3-flowers1

embbag3-flowers1

The flowers are worked in the same way in lighter pink-

embbag3-flowers2

embbag3-flowers2

Except for changing the threads, the work was easy and quick.

embroidery on bag3-det

embroidery on bag3-det

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