3 mrt. 2009

The Trellis Stitch

The next stitch to explore is the "spiral Trellis Stitch.
I had never heard of this one . In the beginning I find it difficult, but at last I have made a start with it. I need to explore some more. But this is what I have done so far.

I also wanted to use this stitch for my miniatures. Because you can make tubes with this stitch, i decided to make a overpot for my little miniature palm.
I made a little circle on the base of the terracotta pot and made the first round of stitches. On this row I worked further. Later on I had to increase stitches.

27 feb. 2009

Dyeing fine wool

Last week I have dyed some fine wool. I did a part on my electric stove and an another, the ones with more colours in the microwave.
It was great fun to do.
Here are the results.

30 jan. 2009

Chicken scratch

I am participating in Sharon B's stitching Explorer 2009.
The fisrt stitch we had to explore was the 'chicken scratch"
I have never done other stitches than cross stich. So I am learning alot.
I am also a miniaturist and like making items in 1/12th scale. I made a sampler with the chicken scratch on gingham 2mmx2mm. I found the double cross stitch does not work in this scale. I have to keep it simple .

I also made a miniature book.

I also decide to make a sampler with all the stiches and after finishing all the stitches I can hang it on the wall. I make the sampler with blue colors