Sunday, 21 May 2017

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 22: Vault Stitch

Today's stitch is yet another one from the Cross Stitch family, and belongs to Canvas stitches.

Vault Stitch is also known as Fan Vaulting and Church Roof Stitch. No Swedish name has been found. Let me know if you have any other names for this stitch.

I discovered it in Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches, where it is worked in the order of the purple stitch:
This way a LOT of thread is needed.
With yellow thread I changed the stitching to save thread.
Compare the back:

Once you have got the rhythm, you will get 'hooked' and work the stitches fast.

This is what it looks on my Aida sampler:

Fill this square with orange and yellow Vault Stitch.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Friday Revision Homework - Stitches 16 - 20, as well as Lesson 21:Upright Cross Stitch

I have two pieces of homework.

First the Sunbonnet Sue sampler for stitches 16 - 20.
Sue went to Sweden and dressed up in a folk costume to go dancing.

Then there is stitch 21: Upright Cross Stitch, here used as a filling stitch.
This was easy-peasy.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

WIPW - Slowly But Steadily

Slowly but steadily, the paper backing of

Trinity Green 

is being removed.

Last week's Work In Progress Wednesday photo

This week's photo
No need to comment!

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Sunday Stitch School - Lesson 21: Upright Cross Stitch

Here is an easy stitch, Upright Cross Stitch. It has another English name, St George's Cross Stitch, and it is called Rakt Korsstygn in Swedish.
Mattia has just told me the French name is: Point de Croix Droit
Annet tells me, in Dutch, it is called Staande Kruissteek.

It can be worked in two ways:
Yellow: Work a line of Running Stitches and cross each stitch on the return journey with a straight upright stitch as shown in the photo.

Purple: Make an upright stitch, cross it with a straight stitch from left to right. Work the second stitch one step down as illustrated in the picture.

Fill a square with Upright Cross stitches.

Don't forget to hand in the Sunbonnet Sue revision stitch homework as well!!!