I knew it would be another quiet week
so why not try out some stitches
from old, old, instruction sheets.
Monday it was a stitch called Sprat's Head
described as tailor's finishes that could be useful in embroidery.
Tuesday was thanks to Rachael who did a piece of needle weaving.
On the left is a lace filling basically twisted buttonhole.
Next is a knotted buttonhole
and on the right is Ceylon stitch that ends up looking like knitting.
Wednesday is called Sword Edging Stitch
a good cruciform shape.
Then I tried a Portuguese knotted stem stitch
quite nice but time consuming.
There was a time I thought of doing a heraldic type piece
of symbols for my three boys.
Never went anywhere with it.
Saturday was for playing with Siennese stitch
on Sunday Crested Chain stitch
a tough, tough stitch that I won't be using again!
Have a nice week.