Friday, February 15, 2019

Ermine Stitch


This is the Ermine Stitch, the latest entry on my 100 Stitches Plus list.   












Done!



The Ermine Stitch is an isolated stitch but it also looks beautiful when repeated to create a decorative line of stitches.


I learned this stitch from the excellent book Embroidery Stitches by Mary Webb.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Daisy Embroidery Project



I have a new work in progress to share.  This is a heart shape that is filled with large and small daisies.

This is a motif from my Daisy embroidery pattern set. 


I am embroidering the large daisies with Straight Stitches and filling the centers with French Knots.  


I will do the Lazy Daisy stitch on the smaller daisies.
For the accent dots, I may use these iridescent sequins - unless they look too fancy for the simple daisies :)
  


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Winter Embroidery Pattern Project



This winter motif is from my Winter embroidery pattern:


I think this is a perfect color palette for imparting a snowy and frosty feeling:


I used the jewel effects metallic floss from DMC for the berries and lighter colored leaves



The list of stitches that I used on this project is as follows:  the small snowflakes are made with the Pistil Stitch, the berries and the large snowflake are Back Stitch.  The text and flourish line under the text are done with Stem Stitch and Whipped Stem Stitch. The leaves are done with Fishbone Stitch, the frame is done with Running Stitch and the whole motif is dotted with French Knots


Here are the color numbers of the floss I used: