Friday, 9 December 2016

Friday Homework for Lesson 5: Ermine Stitch

Here is the homework for Lesson 5 of Sunday Stitch School - Ermine Stitch.

I made two cards that I will insert into two window cards and send as  Season's Greetings. The cards can be pulled out and hung in the tree.

The Ermine Stitch was easy, fun and fast to make. I highly recommend you to try it.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

WIPW - Trinity Green on Hold

Hi! My name is Florence Queenie Nightingale-Patch. It is influenza season in Tokyo and I have been working double shifts caring for family members and tending to their needs.

Work on the Trinity Green quilt has been put on hold. Hopefully I will have some Work In Progress Wednesday report in a week's time.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 5: Ermine Stitch

Hello and welcome to today's lesson at Sunday Stitch School.

Here is a stitch from the Cross Stitch family - the Ermine Stitch. Apparently it got its name because it resembles the tail of the ermine.

Swedish name: Hermelinstygn
French name: Point d'hermine
Do you know any other name in English or in your language? If so, please leave a comment below.

It is worked like this:

On Aida:

Use the Ermine Stitch in a creative way!
(I can already see it blossoming together with Lazy Daisy Stitches, turning into snowflakes or stars in the sky....)

Friday, 2 December 2016

Friday Homework for Lesson 4: Danish Knot Stitch

Homework for Sunday Stitch School.

I found that Danish Knot Stitch is easy to work, and fast. A thicker thread with a good twist, e.g. DMC Pearl 8, is easier to work and gives a better look, than stranded floss.

Here I used Danish Knot Stitch for a small Christmas ornament. Some stitches are worked in thin metallic thread. Hm, OK for an experiment, but the stitches with pearl thread show off better. The length of the 'legs' and the tension will determine the shape of the knot. You can get a knotty Fly Stitch or a fat triangle.

Do go and check out how Chitra has 'twisted and turned' the Danish Knot Stitch. She in a great inventor of stitch variations.