Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cable chain stitch

This week I kept it simple.  Once I got the hang of this stitch - left over, under right for the knot, I found this stitch very easy and actually much nicer than I thought.  With my first example I spiralled the stitch and added French knots in the centre of the chain.  It was surprising effective.
For my second sample I kept it simple and direct

I think this is stitch 11 on this panel as there have at least 2 breaks. Week 25 on Pintangle blog  13 on first panel, 11 on this panel and 2 breaks, so 2 more on this panel and back to the first panel as I have decided to keep to 2 panels.  With this one, apart from the border which I am still not keen on, I am quite happy with the progress I have made.  The first panel I will have to work out some issues with it, ie the colour balance.  It will all work out in the end, I'm sure.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Buttonhole wheel

Well, I got a flying start to this week's stitch and by Thursday had thought I would be easily be finished by this time, Sunday night but then our stove decided to die on us. Thought I would managed some more today with the delivery of replacement, only for the replacement to have a fault so another trip to the store.

So this is not finished by near enough.  Getting neat circle is just impossible for me but I did enjoy experimenting with this stitch.  I managed to incorporate  Bullion and French knots.  I like the effect to overlapping the wheels as it looked very lacy.

Almost half way though this project and the more I go along, the more I find I am relaxing as I sew.