I am joining Super Mom - No Cape for her Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party and I don't feel guilty joining in at the moment because Crewel Work is Vintage or maybe Antique, I'm not too sure which!
I took a few photographs of my stitching this morning, when the sun decided to show itself for a few brief minutes, but it does mean the pictures are a little pale.
|Blue stitches in the middle of the flower|
are chain stitches, and
the surrounding pink stitches are buttonhole stitch.
|You will notce the stem stitches, top left,|
are beginning to cover the dreaded flaw!
|The blue stitches and the row above are stem stitches|
|The pink stitches are stab stitches|
|The pale green stitches are surface|
satin stitches, with Laid Work on top.
I don't know much about Crewel Work, and I was worried whether or not I was stitching my Laid Work correctly. I only have a photocopied sheet of instructions, and it doesn't include Satin Stitch or Laid Work, so I was relieved when I saw the lovely Rachel, of VirtuoSew Adventures (also participating in Super Mom - No Cape's Linky Party) had stitched a swan, using Laid Work and Couching.
|Close up on my Laid work|
|Because I changed the colours I am using|
I had draw my own little sketch to keep
track of them.
That's all from me for this week!
If you haven't already done so, don't forget to visit the others taking part in Super Mom - No Cape's Stitchery Party. Sue's free downloadable embroidery pattern, today, is a Christmas template for three sizes of "Seasons Greetings" and Sue will have Christmas themed patterns for us, for the next seven Mondays!
Thank you all for your visits to my previous post, and for the lovely comments, which are so appreciated!
I love it when you leave me your comments and it's great to be able to visit you too!
Have a super crafty week (those that can)!
Hope to see you next week!