Wednesday, 20 July 2016

scrap project

I've finished stitching a few counted thread patterns on single weave canvas using stranded cotton floss.                         
                   
                    
                    
                    
                   

My plan is to stitch some more patterns,then figure out how to sew these patches together and make a throw pillow or a wall panel.
It's going to be a bit challenging because of different color schemes:-)

Happy stitching!
Anita

Sunday, 10 July 2016

small motifs

I've been designing and stitching small blackwork motifs for the past few months.  
               
                         

These motifs are stitched on 14ct aida with anchor floss.

Happy stitching!
Anita

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Stitch tutorial - Squared palestrina stitch



Step – 1 : Bring the needle and thread up at 'a'.







Step – 2 : Go down at 'b' and come up at 'c'.






Step – 3 : Pass the needle under the diagonal stitch formed in step 2 from left to right as shown.




Step – 4 : Pass the needle under the diagonal stitch once again keeping the working thread under the needle and pull.





Step – 5 : Go back down at 'd'.







Step – 6 : A squared palestrina stitch is made.





                               This stitch can be used as an isolated stitch or for filling.If I want to replace french knots in my designs then I always go for this stitch and it works pretty well.

Happy stitching!
Anita.