Monday, September 28, 2020

Pugs! Embroidery Pattern

I have a new embroidery pattern available in my shop:


If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen a design in-progress screen capture I recently shared:

I really love all the motifs in this set!  

I have finished embroidering the "pugtastic" motif and am so happy with the result!

My stitch list is fairly straightforward.  The blue lines are stitched in alternating lines using the Double Knot Stitch and the Stem Stitch.  The lines are accented by metallic gold lines done in Running Stitch.  The red hearts are done with Satin Stitch.  The orange dots are French Knots.  The pug is done in Long and Short Stitch with Stem Stitch, Back Stitch, Satin Stitch and French Knots for definition.  

The color palette is 

Red DMC #3801

Browns DMC #300, 938

Blue DMC #4230 color variations

Gold Kreinik #002HL blending filament

Tan DMC #3770

Black DMC #310

White DMC Blanc

Orange DMC #741

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Brick and Cross Filling Stitch

Time for a new addition to my 100 Stitches Plus list.

This is the Brick and Cross Filling Stitch.

For my demonstration, I am using this color variations perle cotton floss:

As the name states, this is a filling stitch.  It is a very easy one, made up of Straight Stitches and Cross Stitches.  
This filling is worked in vertical columns, working top to bottom and from left to right. 
To start, I came up through the fabric at the top left corner of the area to be filled:

I formed four Straight Stitches:

Under the four Straight Stitches, I made a Cross Stitch:

 Then another set of four Straight Stitches:

For the next column, I started and ended with the Cross Stitch:

And for the final column, I repeated the steps from the first column: 

So simple!  Here is a look at the underside of the fabric:  

This stitch is from the book Embroidery Stitches by Mary Webb.