Sunday, 28 February 2016

Stitch tutorial - Single knotted cable chain stitch

This stitch has a wonderful texture which is what I like the most. If you want some texture then use this stitch instead of daisy or detached chain stitch.





Step 1 – Bring the needle and thread up at 'a' , go down at 'b' and come up at 'c'.










Step 2 – Make a twisted chain stitch as shown.








Step 3 – Pass the needle and thread under the stitch to your left without picking up the fabric and pull the needle.








Step 4 – Go down between 'a' and 'b' . Bring the needle and thread up slightly above 'c'.









Step 5 – Make a chain as shown.











Step 6 - Secure the chain with a tying stitch as shown.







The length of the chain stitch,both the number and length of the trying stitch can be varied to achieve a different effect.




                                                                  Hope y'all will have fun working different variations of this stitch!


Saturday, 20 February 2016

Anamika

I've gone crazy and added one more project to my long WIP list..
It's a hardanger doily.                   

I've completed the outer square and part of the middle section so far.                   

I'm going to call this doily as 'Anamika' which means 'without a name'.
Happy stitching!
Anita

Friday, 12 February 2016

coaster

I've made a little progress in the coaster project..                  

center motif is filled with padded satin stitches and stitched a few stem stitches around that.                    
                    


started blanket stitches around the edge...                
Happy stitching!
Anita