Stitch Wheel

I’ve learnt three new stitches with the Stitch Wheel sampler by Cathy Reavy. Cathy releases the new stitches every Thursday. Last week I was just over half way round the second ring…

The first one to be stitched this week was laid work. It was used to make the acorns. I have to say I can’t really see the advantage in using that rather than satin stitch apart from using less thread, I also think it’s harder to get a neat finish. The purple flower is woven picot stitch, I like that one, it’s very effective with the petals raised from the background.

The teardrop shape is detached buttonhole, It’s quite clever is that one as it’s only attached to the fabric round the edges.

We just have three stitches to do and the third circle will be complete, it’s filling up nicely. One thing I have particularly enjoyed with this is that the samples are not just a sample of stitch but used to create something, such as the acorn or the flower. I think it does help to learn how to use it, rather than just the technique.

The next few stitches will be released on Thursday, then I anticipate the third circle will be complete.

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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7 Responses to Stitch Wheel

  1. I particularly like the look of woven picot stitch.

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  2. The three new stitches are sweet but the flower if really lovely and I can see that one being a favourite and much used. It looks a little like stump work with its raised effect.

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  3. claire93 says:

    this gets more & more impressive each time!

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  4. Jane M says:

    Amazing, the raised flower is gorgeous

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