Skipton Stitchers

It was my Skipton Stitchers meeting on Monday. We had a workshop held by one of the members on crazy patchwork. We had to prepare a block in advance so we just had the stitching to learn. This was my block. I took along various threads and trims, buttons and beads…

With crazy patchwork the seams are embellished first and then the individual shapes can be stitched. I stitched the seams in the order they were stitched together so I didn’t have to faff around inserting ends into seams. I started off pretty simply with the ric-rac attached with beads on every point.

I then got into the swing of it, using the embroidery to extend the trim out into the piece, following the design of the trim to decide what to stitch. By Monday evening I had embroidered all the seams…

Next I will be embroidering the individual shapes, I’m still pondering how to do each block, but so far I’ve really enjoyed this piece.

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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13 Responses to Skipton Stitchers

  1. Fantastic ideas. Wonderful.

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  2. Jane M says:

    That’s gorgeous and your embellishments seem to have accentuated the bee on the left

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  3. Michaela says:

    How beautiful! This really does make me want to get my sewing machine out again! Thanks so much for your inspiring posts.

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  4. claire93 says:

    you always seem to know exactly what to do with beads & lace ^^

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    You are a natural at this Margaret! Your laces and beads and the accompanying embroidery are just right. ❤️

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  6. cooncreekbuffalo says:

    I agree with Kathy! It’s perfect! Sometimes the embroidery and embellishing become almost TOO busy and this is perfect for my tastes. Just beautifully worked!

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  7. I love this! I wouldn’t know where to start – would need a workshop myself!

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  8. Wow – look how you transformed that block!

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  9. nanacathy2 says:

    I love crazy patchwork, and this is gorgeous as always.

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