26 January 2014

stitch samples

Some days I do miss the discipline of working towards the City and Guild qualification and other days I'm glad it's all over. This year I decided to do a leisure class in embroidery and I have been trying to brush up my hand embroidery skills. I thought you might like to see some of the samples, I've stitched so far.
Here's one with chain stitch, herringbone and a few french knots sprinkled in. The background fabric was dampened and then painted using the Koh-I-Noor palatte

In this sample I was trying out needle weaving.

I covered a curtain ring using buttonhole stitch, this would be nice added to any sewing piece or the starting point for a jewellery project.

This is my favourite sample, a stab stitch and french knot daisy.

Have a great week, Ali.


  1. Beautiful stitching Ali, I really love that daisy, I'm imagining a whole bunch of them together!
    V xxx

  2. Fab stitching Ali - like doodling with a needle!
    The buttonhole stitching reminds me of Dorset Buttons!
    LoVe lOvE LoVe your beautiful daisy!
    Ali x

  3. Beautiful stitching Ali and the daisy is particularly gorgeous!
    Susan x

  4. Lovely stitching pictures.....I always enjoy seeing the texture of embroidery stitches up close, and these are gorgeous.
    Helen x

  5. Anonymous30/1/14 03:06

    Isn't it amazing how much fun one can have with simple needle and thread! Onya Ali!

  6. I love the embroidery, it is lovely to see it making a comeback

  7. Anonymous5/2/14 20:54

    Clever you!


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