Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Latest ‘behind’ TAST 2012 stitches

Maybe I will get caught up this year. I am working on catching up though.  I completed two last week and started on a third, which is the satin stitch, which is a simple one but still takes time to putter with.

I hope to do a couple more this week.

The whipped wheel really had me stumped but then I got it and really love the stitch.  I ‘tried’ to make a shell using that stitch and it’s not that good at all.  I don’t know how to make the stitches look nice, unless you just go underneath and come back up at the other side to have it all look the same.  Anyway, it was/is a learning experience and I am grateful to Sharon for hosting this adventure.

Here is my rendition of a whipped wheel and broken shell.


Here is the barred and alternating barred stitch.


Now since it’s raining today I need to do some ‘home caring’, and maybe get some pieces listed on Etsy.  I am such a ‘procrastinator’.

Thank you for visiting. Thanks for encouragement and inspiration.

FlowerLady Lorraine


Marjolein said...

Your wheels are looking good. I can't tell you what went "wrong" with the shell. With some imagination the shell looks like a hand with the thump on the right.
Your barred stitches look great. Nice to stitch beads in it.

Deb said...

Very nice work the wheel look good, and I love how you incorporate beads into your work. I find with embroidery the more you do a stitch the more familiar it feels and some how the stitches get stronger, if that makes sense. Overall I love it keep up the good work.

Giancarlo said...

buona giornata...ciao

Gardening with Juanita said...

I love embroidery but my hands won't let me do it any more new stiches can be a pain. I bought me an embroidery machine love it. I have been working on 2 birthday quits, for 2 years. I will finish one day.

Mira said...

wow! awesome embroidery work. The sparrow and butterfly have stolen my heart! :-)

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Mira said...

beautiful sea life

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Susan Elliott said...

when I did the whipped wheel stitch over the mirror cabochon...I did sink my needle after every row so that I could control the stitch placement. I didn't even realize that this wasn't how you were supposed to do it. Maybe try ending each row by going through the fabric and bringing it up to start the next row? Good luck!!

shirley said...

Hi Lorraine, I line your stitching. I had trouble with the wheel as well, and I go down and anchor the thread and take it under and start again beneath the previous row when you a on the straight. But on a circle I just keep going round and round. Now I am not sure, but I think the way it sits has something to do with the direction but cant remember at the moment if it is right to left or left to right.