Monday, September 6, 2010

Drawn Thread Work

I've been wanting to do this for a long time and in recent weeks had reason to dig in my fabric stash for something and found some potential fabric to use. Now, I know I probably should have started with evenweave fabric but I like the feel of this and thought I could at least try.

I'm using a book from the library to try out stitches. The top one is the ladder hemstitch and the second one is the trellis hemstitch. Unfortunately, the book does not tell me how to finish the sides so I've done a buttonhole edging there until I find out. I guess I'll have to refer to some other books I've got. You have to finish it off somehow! In the meantime, I'm learning to pull threads and make some stitches. This won't be anything in particular but I AM trying to keep it spaced about the same so that it will be a sort of sampler.

I'm not using a hoop so far. It seems easier to manipulate the fabric without it but I may try using one just to feel the difference. Instructions aren't too clear on that either. I'm only using this book because I thought the diagrams looked clear. Looks deceive, however.

Sigh...I have so much other stuff I should be doing.

2 comments:

embroideryopw said...

Well..Thanks For sharing your thoughts with us..really very nice post is this..i enjoy the reading...very informative information you share with us...

oregonpatchworks said...

its helping in the initial stage .....i like it.....

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