Over the last few days I’ve completed another double page spread for my stitch sampler. I think this will possibly be my last one, unless anyone has more bright ideas!
With most of my pages concentrating on the variations of one stitch, I was left with a few I wanted to include but really didn’t warrant a whole page, so I’ve be also included some pages on types of stitches. So earlier in the year I did knots and crosses (please excuse the pun!) and I’ve now stitched a page on outlines and a page on fillers…
The outline page took a bit of filling, mainly because by nature the outline stitches don’t take up much space! I included double running stitches, whipped running stitches, back stitch, threaded back-stitch, stem stitch and cable stitch. The initials at the bottom are in couching, back-stitch, with pearl and coral either side. I started this at the WI Tea & Tents camping weekend back in late July.
The filler stitch page took a lot longer, it didn’t help that I started making shapes to fill, only they were quite big and took some filling! I’ve stitched examples of satin stitch, long and short stitch, brick and cross, darning, buttonhole filling, stem filling, laidwork, bokhara couching, wave filling, leaf and another one which is sets of three stitches which I’ve mislaid the name of already! I love the colour of this thread, it’s DMC 4210 and it’s a lovely mix of ruby red, purple and deep pink.
I’ve embroidered Newby Bridge on this page as a place where I’ve stitched it, though I’m a little a head of myself here as I’m going with Helen up to the Lakes in the morning. We’re hoping to climb Great Gable if the weather is fine, or Haystacks if it isn’t so good. After a night at Newby Bridge Helen is going on a riding hack on heavy horses. These are the old working horse breeds, Clydesdales and Shires, they are seriously huge! Shes hoping to be galloping along the beach! In the meantime I’ll be mooching round Newby Bridge or catching the ferry to Windermere.
Back to my stitch sampler; I’ve now stitched pages on the following groups, fly, feather,buttonhole, cretan, vandyke, herringbone, chevron, running, chain, knots, crosses, outlines and fillers. Can anyone think of another major group I’ve missed? If not I’ll call it a day and stitch a front and back page before making the cover. I’m ready for this project to be finished!