Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Laced Edging Stitch

Time for another 100 Stitches post.  I recently learned this beautiful stitch called the Laced Edging Stitch.

For my demonstration of this stitch, I used two different colors of perle cotton floss.    

I found that it helps to use a ruler to make some guidelines for keeping the stitching straight and evenly sized. 
To start, I drew two parallel lines 1/4" apart: 

The top line of the stitch is a Running Stitch, worked from left to right.  For my demonstration, I did a Running Stitch composed of four large stitches:

Now for the lacing line.  I came up through the fabric on the bottom parallel line.  Notice the needle is coming up just a little to the right of the first stitch of the Running Stitch line:

After pulling the thread all the way through, I slid the needle along the fabric and under the first stitch of the Running Stitch. 

I slid the whole length of thread under the stitch, then brought the needle around and slid it under the second stitch of the Running Stitch:

Then I took the needle back into the fabric and pulled the thread through, leaving it a bit loose...

so that a sort of loop is left after I have pulled the thread all the way through: 

I just repeated these steps along the Running Stitch line

Here is a look at the underside of this stitch:

I also tried this using a Running Stitch with the stitches much closer together: 

which made for a lot more loops:

I found this stitch in the book Embroidery Stitches by Mary Webb.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

New Works-In-Progress

 I have several works-in-progress to share.  These motifs are from the Hot Air Balloon, Honey Bee, Candy and Sweets, and Cherry Blossom embroidery pattern sets. 

I have transferred these all to fabric and have made progress on this balloon.  I am experimenting with colors and stitches right now...

I am pleased with the effect these lines of Running Stitch give this white cloud:

I will post updates on my continuing progress!