Friday, 22 September 2017

Friday Homework for Lesson 36: Rumanian Stitch

If only all homework involved such a lovely stitch as the Rumanian Stitch....

It was a delight to make this flower, and it was worked very quickly, too.

The stem is in Stem Stitch and the centre is filled with French Knots, the rest is all filled in with Rumanian Stitch.

In the picture below you can see why the stitch has the nickname 'Economical Stitch'; most of the thread is on the front.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Help! Please!


Please, I need your help to identify this stitch.
Have you seen it before?
Have you worked it?
Do you know its name?

As you can see it looks like the Stem Stitch, but it is worked like a staggered Back Stitch.

The difference is most obvious on the back.

A friend of mine showed me this stitch. It was taught to her in school in the South of England. Her needlework teacher was a skilled court dressmaker.

Is this a dressmaking stitch rather than one for embroidery? If you have any information, please let me know.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

WIPW - Reference Charts

I am doing catch up for Work In Progress Wednesday.

If you have not yet taken part in TAST, the online stitch course run by Sharon Boggon of Pintangle, I highly recommend it. A re-run will start in the new year.

In 2014 I made a TAST Reference Chart to have an easy-to-see chart from where I could pick suitable stitches for my various projects.

I filled in the various stitches up to #144, where I took a break.

Finally I have begun to do a number of the shelved stitches. Yesterday I posted about TAST 145, Whipped Chain Stitch version 1, and here it is on the Ref chart:
The second chart is now completely filled in, and I have labeled the third chart with numbers and names.

There are nine shelved stitches to fill in.


When I started the Sunday Stitch School, one of the promises to myself was to make a similar chart for those stitches, as stated on this first Lesson.

I have been too lazy to even prepare the grid chart, let alone, to fill it in. Last night I made the grid.
So now begins the hard work of filling in the 36 stitches I have posted so far:
 starting with # 1 Anundsjö Stitch

THIS will be my Work In Progress Wednesday project for some time.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

TAST 145: Whipped Chain Version 1

Now that the Trinity Green quilt is off my hands I will catch up on some TAST stitches I have not had time to work yet.

TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday which is an online course of stitches on Sharon Boggon's Pintangle. Join in and learn. If you want to do it from scratch, there will be a rerun starting next year.
Read more about it here.

As I have explained before, I want all the TAST stitches in one (private) collection and will give them the chronological number in the order I learn them.

It is time for Whipped Chain Stitch, Version 1, which I will call TAST #145.
Simply whip a row of Chain Stitch!

I added this chain in the last box of my TAST Reference chart
and will have to make a new chart as well as labels for them. WIPW work!