Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Stylized Indian horse

I have finished another project 'stylized Indian horse' this week...tada!                       
 working with shades of red was kind of challenge ...I was worried whether I'll be able to achieve balance both in terms of color and stitches.                           
                            


But am happy with the result...

Happy stitching!
Anita

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Aster doily

Finished blocking the knitted aster doily...                      

Aster close-up...                            

The pattern is from McCall's needlework treasury book.

Have a great week!
Anita

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

counting again....

I've been counting a lot these days...
added some violets to the mystery cross stitch project...Technically it's no more a mystery..                                   
finished a couple of borders too..                                         
Orange/brown color scheme is not my cup of tea...but I think I'll end up liking it after this one                                         

Happy stitching!
Anita

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

more stitches...

I've made only little progress on the mystery cross stitch wreath project..                      

finished the horse's blanket or whatever it's called..There are about 8 stitches used in the blanket alone.                          

added some french knots to the horse's head.                            

I've also stitched a needle point band...                           
 

Happy stitching!
Anita

Friday, 1 May 2015

Stitch tutorial - Whipped chain stitch variation

Normally a chain is whipped by passing the thread under the chain but this method of whipping is slightly different and also the final stitch resembles more of Stockinette stitch than Magic chain stitch.




Step 1 – Work a row of chain stitches.








Step 2 – Thread the needle with a second colour, bring it up as shown and whip only one side of the chain by picking up the loop from outside as shown.




Step 3 – Continue whipping till end and go back down.








Step 4 – Bring up the needle and thread close to the end point in step 3






Step 5 – Whip the second side of the chain stitches by picking up the loop from inside the chain as shown.





Hint : If the direction of whipping the second side is changed then you won't get the stockinette stitch effect.


Step 6 – Go back down near the starting point.








Happy stitching!
Anita