Friday, October 18, 2019

Square Boss Stitch

The Square Boss Stitch is the latest entry on my 100 Stitches Plus list.  

Also known as the Raised Knot Stitch, the Square Boss is an isolated stitch.  However, it is often worked in multiples to cover a wide area of fabric.

The Square Boss is made up of two stitches: the Cross Stitch and the Back Stitch.  For my demonstration, I am going to use two different colors of floss.  This will make it much easier to see the steps.

The first step is to form a Cross Stitch:

As you can see the Cross Stitch was done in blue floss.  Now for the Back Stitch, I have switched to this orange.  The first step is to come up through the fabric at the base of the X of the Cross Stitch:

Pull the floss all the way through and go back into and out of the fabric under the center of the X {right to left}:

Pull the floss all the way through and then go back

Friday, October 11, 2019

Embroidered Pumpkin Project - Part One

In a previous post {here}, I mentioned that the next motif I was planning to embroider was this pumpkin.  This is from my Thanksgiving embroidery pattern set.  

I am going to use the Jacobean Couching Stitch to fill the pumpkin.  I hope this will look good and not too busy! I started on one section and as you can see, I used large Straight Stitches under the diagonal lines that will be couched.  There is a lot going on and there are six more sections to fill on the pumpkin.  

I am also starting in on some Christmas projects.  I will post some updates on these new projects as well!