Outlines and Fillers!

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.DSC_0151 (2)

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.DSC_0150 (2)

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!Stitch Sampler

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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17 Responses to Outlines and Fillers!

  1. prue batten says:

    This is how I discovered your beautiful stitching and your ability to look outside the square. From then on, your blog has been a delight. The ‘sample’ book will be something very special, Margaret and is an inspiration for me to keep going with mine (which I might add is nothing as perfect as yours. Mine’s … ‘rustic’. 😉 ). Can’t wait to see what you do to fill in the gap that this project leaves.

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  2. kathyreeves says:

    You have such a nice mix of stitches and threads, if you feel done, then by all means declare it finished!

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  3. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Agreed – if you’re feeling it is complete, then it is!
    Enjoy your day tomorrow – hope the weather cooperates!

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  4. tonymarkp says:

    It’s done when it’s done! I love this book and if you think it has enough, then that’s that. It’s really been fun to watch this grow.

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  5. KerryCan says:

    I hate to see this project coming to an end! I’ve really enjoyed watching it develop.

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  6. Carla Therrien says:

    Beautiful stitches and very inspiring! Will you do a post with photos of the whole book completed?

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  7. wybrow1966 says:

    I thought this was a lovely idea and it has been fun reading about your progress.

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  8. Sarah says:

    Your sampler book has been fantastic to watch develop. Enjoy the Lake District!

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  9. CathieJ says:

    So many pretty stitches. This has been a wonderful project to watch you complete. Enjoy your trip.

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  10. mandycurrie says:

    Hello Margaret, I love your sampler book, it would be nice to see how you put it together and the finished project. I would like to stitch one of these, I’ll get there one day. Do enjoy the Lake District you lucky girl, it will be beautiful. Regards Mandy xx

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  11. Such a wonderfully creative project that features not only all these interesting stitches and patterns, but also such pretty threads!

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  12. We really do need to see the finished book! (just in case you need some motivation to get it assembled – but no pressure!) I’ve been following this project and love the way you documented your travels in it as well as the sampler stitches.

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  13. Deborah says:

    Your group of stitches really turned out well and I love the color floss your used for these.

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  14. tialys says:

    What an excellent way to finish the book – if you decide to do so – I love all the details and the colours you’ve used.

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  15. Gail says:

    I have been inspired by your stitching sample book since you started it. Great ideas for lots of different stitches!

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  16. daneesey says:

    Samplers are really such fun, especially when they’re personalized like yours is. Enjoy! 🙂

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