Sharon also advises to try this particular stitch with several different types of thread to see what results you get. Actually, Sharon advises this for most of the stitches as it is part of the fun of learning and experimenting with them and, I agree with her. So, for my examples this week, I filled in another box on my sampler creating three different flowers.
To the left of the box I stitched a flower using variegated cotton pearl thread (No. 8) In the middle is a flower stitched with four strands of variegated cotton embroidery floss and, to the right a flower stitched with 2mm wide silk
thread (this should read ribbon!) I like all three flowers. I especially like the effect of the variegated thread as, it gives the flowers more depth than I think a single colour does.
I completed the box on the sampler by stitching the perimeter with stem stitch in two strands of the same variegated cotton embroidery floss that I used for the middle flower.
These small parts are so pretty. So as well as the entire small sampler.ReplyDelete
Thank you Marion! It is always fun to learn a new stitch! Christine xDelete
Must check out this stitch - I've never heard of it. I like the effect you got with it (and, btw, your sampler is looking amazing!)ReplyDelete
Thank you Mary Anne! I was pleased with all the samples... it is a lovely stitch! Christine xDelete
your stitching-collage looks more and more lovely and unique.
Thank you Sigrid! I do enjoy adding the new stitches each week! Christine xDelete
Your sampler is coming together very nicely xxReplyDelete
Thank you Janet! I really like learning the new stitches! Chrissie xDelete
Love the silk thread one. Almost looks like ribbon embroidery to me. I can see making a whole little garden of flowers. Perhaps just a bit anxious for Spring !!! JanitaReplyDelete
Thank you Janita! You are right.... it is ribbon... I made a mistake in the text.... I will change it! Christine xDelete
Wow! Raised cross stitch flower stitch is so lovely.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I am really enjoying learning all the new stitches and this one was a lot of fun! Christine xDelete
Ooooh,gorgeous! Love the texture of the raised cross stitch flower. I'll have to check out the tutorial. Thank you, Christine!ReplyDelete
Thank you Cathy! I hope you do and that you have a lot of fun trying out the stitch! Christine xDelete
Lovely work as usual , the sampler looks amazing !ReplyDelete
Thank you Sheila! I am pleased with how the sampler is looking and I love trying the new stitches! Have a lovely weekend! Christine xDelete
Your sampler looks great! I love your flowers. I think the variegated size 8 perle cotton is my favorite.ReplyDelete
Thank you Renee! I really liked experimenting with this stitch! It was great fun! Christine xDelete
Oh I love your sampler - it's so pretty - and am tempted to try the latest stitch :) xxReplyDelete
Thank you Jenny! It was a fun stitch to work and I like the effect of the different threads! Christine xDelete