Saturday, 23 January 2016

Chapter Twelve

Joy, oh joy Open Live Writer - it worked a treat :-)

Stitched trial samples for Resolved Sample

Fabric manipulation method

Image 12.1 – Butter muslin gathered in a wavy line with black crochet cotton12.2
Image 12.2 – Butter muslin stitched with triple needle using black, cream and multi coloured thread.
Image 12.3 – Butter muslin stitched with wide double needle with wool trapped on reverse
Image 12.4 – Butter muslin stitched with vertical and horizontal pin tucks and then pressed open.

Hand stitching method

Image 12.5 – Chevron stitch worked on calico using embroidery thread, cotton thread, thick cotton thread, black and white crochet thread and beige knitting cotton.
Image 12.6 – Fancy wool and cream ribbon couched on calico using Cretan and detached chain stitches.
Image 12.7 – Back stitch worked on calico and then woven loosely with black and white crochet cotton and beige knitting cotton.
Image 12.8 – Chain stitch worked on calico with a variety of sized stitches using white embroidery thread, black and white crochet thread and beige knitting thread.

Combined fabric manipulation plus hand stitching

Image 12.9 – Satin stitch worked on gathered organza in a variety of embroidery thread colours .
Image 12.10 – Chevron stitched worked in a variety of sizes using white cotton, black and white crochet thread and beige knitting cotton on gathered butter muslin.
Image 12.11 – Pin tucks worked on white linen and fixed in place in opposite directions using feather stitch worked with varigated perle and black crochet cotton.
Image 12.12 – Chevron stitch using pale green and variegated perle on gathered grey organza layered with gold net.

As a reminder this is my chosen design shape
Using MS Publisher I have now experimented with three options – one using a plain background and the other with the double pintuck as a background.  A gap would be left between each shape to show the background.

12 Option One     12 Option One a
Option One and One a
12 Option Two     12 Option Two a
Option Two and Two a
12 Option Three     12 Option Three a
Option Three and Three a

Whether I use the plain background or the pintuck background I would work the four main shapes on Vilene and attach after giving a raised effect.

I really like the pintuck background because it joins the individual shapes together so my current favourite would be Option Two a.

I chose to create the samples using natural colours but I do wonder if I need to introduce some colour – if I used similar colours perhaps I could add some colour at a later date if necessary. 

I like the mixture of fabrics, the soft butter muslin, the organza/net, the calico and the linen and hopefully as the butter muslin is pintucked horizontally and vertically it will be strong enough to support the individual shapes when they are attached.


  1. Brilliant variety of stitches as individual pieces which also work so well together! And pleased the IT skills also worked....clever lady cheers judith

  2. Thanks for your continued support, Judith. Ros