An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Long and short stitch
A few weeks ago when I was reading blogs, I came across some tips for doing satin stitch. That gave me an idea. I've done cross stitch, but not much embroidery. Perhaps I could learn? I dug out my gran's tablecloth that has been languishing for decades. It's linen, with design 235, Tralee, stamped in each corner. My gran had made a start, embroidering all the leaves and a few of the flowers. I looked up long and short stitch on the internet and then went for it! My stitches might be a bit small and cramped, given that it is worked with the whole six threads of embroidery cotton, but I shall persist. It would be good if the tablecloth could be completed and used, instead of lying about. I might even tat an edging for it!