Friday, June 20, 2014
Time for another stitch on my 100 Stitches list. This is called Needleweaving.
The category is Drawn Thread Embroidery so I used some medium to loose weave linen. For the floss, I used perle cotton, this is DMC #4240 color variations:
For Drawn Thread Embroidery, the area to work has the horizontal threads removed and then the idea is to stitch over the remaining vertical threads. For this stitch, I made two vertical cuts about 3/4" apart and 1/2" high:
The directions for this stitch were really straightforward. I started on the right hand side at the top edge and brought the needle up alongside the first group of vertical threads.
I went over the first group, under the second group...then continued right to left alternately over-under until I was at the left edge:
Then I started back left to right weaving over and under. Notice on this second pass, I am passing the needle under the thread groups I previously went over:
And then a third pass:
I just continued until I had filled the entire open space:
The underside of this stitch is interesting, there were no instructions in 100 Stitches on starting or finishing so I just left my floss ends loose. If I were actually using this stitch on a project, I would need to figure out a way to secure the ends!
I like the look of this stitch. I did this in blue so that it would be easy to see but I think it would be so beautiful in white floss on white fabric.
This is #79 on the list of 100 Stitches and is found in the Drawn Thread Embroidery Category.