On my sampler, I chose to work my line of stem stitch using a variegated cotton embroidery floss. I like the effect that the colour changes in the thread gives to the look of the line of stitches.
Stem stitch is a very useful and versatile stitch and I really like using it. If you remember, I used it to neaten up the shapes of my first attempt at needle turn applique. I think it really helped cover up the wobbly edges.
It was also used to create some of the flower stems in the same embroidery too.
This week, I have been working to finish off my second embroidery project from the Gail Pan workshop I attended in September and, it is coming along quite nicely.
By coincidence, a lot of the stitching I have left to work will be stem stitch as all the outside borders of the boxes are worked in stem stitch!!
The Gail Pan stitchery is looking great. I have my kit now but am delaying gratification - its going to be my Christmas present to myself at this rate lol xReplyDelete
Thank you Lynda! It is a lovely design and I am looking forward to putting the folder together! Christine xDelete
Du hast so viele schöne Dinge geschafft! Der Blumenkorb ist zauberhaft
Thank you Valomea! The flower basket is a lovely Gail Pan design! Christine xDelete
Hi Christine. Your sampler is looking great. I love that Gail Pan stitchery. Hugs, Christine xxReplyDelete
Thank you Christine! It is fun adding the weekly stitches! I just love Gail's designs and I'm looking forward to getting this one finished! Christine xDelete
Looks like your sampler will be perfect for practicing stem stitch (not that you need any practice!!).ReplyDelete
Thank you Mary Anne! It is fun adding the stitches to the sampler each week! Christine xDelete
Yay, for stem stitch!ReplyDelete
Thank you! It is a great stitch! Christine xDelete
Hi Christine i am really enjoying seeing the new stitches you are learnuing and i love your Gail Pan projects xxReplyDelete
Thank you Shez! It is always nice to learn something new! I love all of Gail's designs... I find them hard to resist!! Christine xDelete
wow, was warst du wieder fleißig, deine Sticheleien gefallen mir alle sehr sehr gut!!
Thank you Steffi! I am enjoying the TAST Challenge and I love the Gail Pan projects! Christine xDelete
This made me think of you and your stitching sampler :) Lots of lovely stitching in your neck of the woods. Janita
Thank you Janita! That is a pretty embroidery! I love it! Christine xDelete
Very nice! Your work is lovely.ReplyDelete
Thank you Pamela! That is very kind of you! Christine xDelete