Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Stitch tutorial - German blanket stitch

A slight twist adds an interesting effect to a simple stitch.
This stitch looks like knotted blanket / up and down blanket stitch but it's much easier to work.




Step 1 – Make a pair of slant blanket stitches as shown.




Step 2 – Pass the needle and thread through both the blanket stitches from right to left without picking up the fabric and pull the needle.



Step 3 – Repeat step 1.









Step 4 – Repeat step 2.









Repeat steps 3 and 4 until end.







                  Happy stitching!
Anita

Thursday, 23 July 2015

French knots and a new WIP...

I had to spend an entire afternoon making french knots this week...                       
 
a tatted doily in progress... finished five rounds so far...                   

a chain stitch filling which is a part of a sampler stitched for a beginner class...                    

You all know that I am a terrible photographer... so I have been trying to learn how to take better photographs and also trying to understand my camera better for the past few days...                   
                   

 
Happy stitching!
Anita

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Stitch tutorial - Threaded stitch

Another beautiful stitch tutorial...



Step 1 – Work two rows of straight stitches as shown.




Step 2 – Thread the needle with a second colour thread and bring it up close to the first stitch of the top row.



Step 3 – Pass the needle through the first stitch of the top row from left to right without picking up the ground fabric as shown.


Step 4 – Pass the needle through the second and first stitches of the bottom row from right to left as shown.



Step 5 – Pass the needle through the next stitch of the top row from left to right without picking up the ground fabric as shown.


Step 6 - Pass the needle through the next set of stitches (third and second stitches) of the bottom row from right to left as shown.




Step 7 – Repeat steps 5 and 6 until end.





                                                                     Happy stitching!
Anita