Over the weekend I managed to stitch the three new stitches from Cathy Reavy’s Stitch-wheel Sampler. This is a stitch-a-long on Youtube, she’s now got a facebook page too so we can see how everyone else is stitching the samples and admire all the different colourways.
I’ve stitched the samples close together on the wheel this time,rather than spread out like Cathy’s, for ease of photography!
This week we did woven roses which I’ve stitched many times before but I realise now that I really didn’t pack the stitches in enough, you get a much nicer rounded appearance if you go round a few more times!
Battlement couching (the squared sort of one) and burden stitch were both new to me. Burden stitch was interesting to learn as it’s actually stitched over lines of thread, almost like a regulated long and short stitch.
The second ring is filling up nicely now, I reckon another two weeks and we’ll be onto the last ring which I think is going to be outline stitches. I’m already thinking of using the stitches I’ve learnt on projects I’m planning.
The next few stitches are due out on Thursday, so watch this space!