The Take a Stitch Tuesday stitch this week is Wheat Ear Stitch. I stitched two Wheat ear stitch samples this week. The first one is a collection of wheat ears like an emblem on a crest or a flag.
The second is more experimental, it is made up of wheat ear stitches in different threads layered on each other. I used the threads left over from my Cobblefield Road needlepoint project giving it an undersea coral garden feel.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
This week I was inspired by the 18th and early 19th century needlework that I saw in the Fabric of a New Nation exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute and the birds that have been checking out my yard, the bird feeder and the various flowering plants. I even got a picture of one of my visitors before the dogs chased it away.
The branch is stem stitch and so is the bird, the flowers are made up of detached chain. All of it is stitched in rayon Edmar threads on green cotton.
Saturday, April 07, 2012
I have also been using decorative stitches based on satin stitch on Menagerie, the progressive canvas piece that Cyberpointers is working on this year. A sample is shown below. For those who are seeing it for the first time, I am using a bag of red, white and blue threads as the basis for this design on 18 count brown canvas.