For the first time, I am linking to Jo's "Gifted Gorgeousness", with this pot pourri sachet which I stitched for Jo's Secret Stitching Sweetheart blog hop.
"Gifted Gorgeousness" is a monthly link party run by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching. We can link up each month from the 15th until the end of the month. If you would like to find out more and maybe join up go HERE!
This sachet was a magazine gift from waaay back ..... which I loved when I bought the magazine but somehow never got round to stitching until now!
I was feeling very dubious about trailing the orange cotton behind the fabric for the single orange stitches, and then I remembered that a couple of month's ago, just before I started this project, I had read about the Pinhead Stitch over on Queenie's Friday Homework.
Queenie of "Queenie's Needlework" shared a link to a tutorial for stitching on evenweave, which you can see by clicking HERE.
I didn't see any tutorials for working the stitch on aida, but I found it does work! So I thought I would make a record of how I stitched it so in future I would know exactly what to do!
Pinhead Stitch Tutorial
|Bring your needle up on the right of the square you want|
your stitch to appear in ..... keeping hold
of the end of the thread beneath your work
|then down again in the centre .....|
|continue, bringing the needle up on the left|
of the square, and down into the centre again .
Holding the tail, below your fabric, tightly, pull the
needle to tighten the stitch, then stitch the cross stitch.
|Sometimes the Pinhead stitches sit lower in the|
fabric than this.....
When I first started using Pinhead Stitch I was concerned that the stitches would not be hidden by the Cross Stitch ....
|..... but, as you can see in this picture the Cross Stitch|
has hidden the Pinhead Stitches
|then finish off by bringing the needle up at the top of the square .....|
|..... down in the middle .....|
|..... up at the bottom .....|
|Oh yes ..... this view shows how the stitches will|
sometimes sit lower in the fabric
I found it easiest to snip the ends off after completing each stitch, but not too close to the fabric ..... just in case!
I'm hoping I won't be washing this stitching at any time. However, I really need to test the Pinhead Stitch on a sampler first to see if it will survive washing. I will give you an update later.
Funnily enough the week before I finished this sachet I had a visit from my mum and sister. They had popped into a local sewing shop during the week, and as soon as they saw this pretty ribbon they thought of me ..... and look .... it was just what I needed to finish my sachet!
I guess that means this also qualifies as a FFO (Fully Finished Object)!
Ohhhh! I've just remembered ..... At the weekend I was washing and ironing some aida from a stitching kit ready for a new project ..... and the kit was a present from another blogger!!!! So next month I just might have some more stitching to share with Gifted Georgeousness
If you'd like to have a look to see what Gifted Georgeousness others are sharing pop over to Jo's and see who has linked up this month by clicking HERE
Maybe you've used Pinhead Stitch yourself .... do let me know if you have ..... and did you like it ..... did it work on your project?
Thank you for popping by, and an especially big "Thank you" to all for visiting and commenting on the blog hop this week, I hope you had fun!