Wednesday, May 14th, 2014


These explorations are with two rows of feathered chain stitches worked together. I tried working two rows together in four ways. In the second, fourth and the sixth rows, the stitches are worked in the opposite directions from the top rows. The position of the chain and tails stitches vary accordingly. The third row if worked closely will look like new stitch. This stitch is worked over previous row of feathered chain in a different colour. This idea I copied from Queenie, she did this with another stitch on her blog.

18.112.feathered chain st-sampler2

18.112.feathered chain st-sampler2

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This week is was stitching busy. Sumptuous surfaces online classes by SharonB started this week. I am trying to absorb the lessons on designing and looking at other students work till now.
I have progressed some more on my border. The zigzag lines between the kutch work need to be worked with chain stitch. Other than kutchwork and chain stitches, the other stitches are herringbone filling, rope stitch from TAST challenge in the centre, arrow head stitch, cross stitch variation in the centre of the flowers [?].

wip Wednesdays- peach and cream tussar border3

wip Wednesdays- peach and cream tussar border3

After choosing the colours I have started piecing the block for the first hussif.

wip Wednesdays- hussif piecing the block

wip Wednesdays- hussif piecing the block

I started with TAST challenge stitch feathered chain sampler. I‘ll post my progress.
Others progress can be seen on SharonB’s blog here. It is worth seeing Sharon’s progress on her hussif sewing caddy.