An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The Theory's fine....
Yesterday I learnt three more stitches and where to put them on my Schwalm embroidery picture. I learnt the theory, that is, but it's going to take a lot of practice to get my stitches neat and even.
The teacher's leaf is on the left, mine on the right. Mine is not symmetrical, just to start with. I was pleased with the bullion knot in the middle though, it was easier to do than I expected.
Rule number one: the petals in blanket stitch must be absolutely even. Mine are not, so I'm going to have to try that again.
And most difficult of all are the satin stitch leaves. Satin stitch may look simple, but to get it smooth and even is really not easy. If all else fails, all the leaves could be done like the ones in the top picture, but I assume I can get the satin stitch right if I work at it.