Monday, February 27, 2012

Menagerie parts 3 and 4

I completed two more squares in the Menagerie sampler.  One is eyelet stitches, the other is herringbone and tied stitches.  I am enjoying making up the patterns in the squares as I go along and trying out different combinations of red white and blue threads.


  1. Wow! You are doing a great job!

  2. It has been fun to work on.

  3. Anonymous8:13 PM

    These 2 blocks look superb. I found it really interesting that you did 2 such different blocks - one quite formalised and symmetrical, and the other completely assymmetrial. It's fascinating to see them side-by-dise like that and will make your sampler really interesting I think. Instead of being something to view as a whole, having a mix of "styles" like that will make it something to examine and really look at.

    I doubt that I would have thought to do that, but seeing your blocks, has made me re-think my approach. Thanks for sharing your work!
    Jocelyn in NZ

    1. I am not stitching with a plan on this and am creating each block as it comes along. This is fun and it is forcing me to experiment with open canvas, different arrangements of stitches and different arrangements of threads. I think that John Waddell's color and thread selection instructions for his Kimono class through the Shining Needle Society got me started. This is a more limited color scheme than my kimono but I am selecting both the threads and the stitches as I go along.