Friday, July 29, 2022

Torocko Stitch

I have a new stitch from my 100 Stitches list to share.  This is the Torocko Stitch.  

Categorized as a filling stitch, the Torocko Stitch is made up of three sets of Straight Stitches.  I used three different colors of perle cotton thread.  I also drew a helpful square grid to keep everything evenly spaced.  Notice the blue dots, that is where my vertical and horizontal lines will start and stop: 

The first step is to come up through the fabric at the top of the area to be filled:

Make a long vertical Straight Stitch by going down into the fabric at the bottom of the area to be filled:

Repeat those vertical stitches, evenly spaced as many times as needed to fill the space.  

Now for the horizontal stitches.  Come up through the fabric on the right side of the area to be filled:

Make long horizontal Straight Stitches across the space:

The next step is to make upright crosses over the horizontal Straight Stitches:

Form these crosses using Straight Stitches:

Forming a cross at alternating rows and columns:

The final step is to make a small diagonal Straight Stitch at the center of each cross:

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

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Knit and Crochet Love

This love motif is from my Knit and Crochet embroidery pattern set.

I am so happy with the embroidered version! 

For the "yarn" I used Stem Stitch and for the text, Back Stitch.  The yarn ball is filled with Straight Stitch.

The floss used on the text and yarn is perle cotton.  The yarn ball is filled with 2 strands of 6 strand cotton floss.  The color for both the perle cotton and the 6 strand is DMC #3801.  

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Knit and Crochet Embroidery Pattern

 I have a new embroidery pattern set in my shop.  This one is called Knit and Crochet.  

I have stitched up this motif from the set:

Here is my stitch information. The lettering, the kitten's arms, lips, eye lashes,  and knitting needles are all Back Stitch.  The knitting "project" is Chain Stitch.  The eyes, nose and hearts are Satin Stitch.  The outline and ears of the kitty are Straight Stitch:

Here are the floss color numbers I used: