An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
It's not looking too bad in fact you did a good job as you say practice makes perfect and you will get there.Margaret
That's looking good!
I admire your ability to keep on improving your satin stitch. I tried embroidery about 30 years ago, but gave it up because my first efforts were so horrid. I may try again someday, especially since I have my blog buddies for inspiration! Your satin stitch is looking better and better!
You do get a lot of help and encouragement from blog buddies, it's wonderful!
Lovely, and I love the pink.Brionyx
Jane, I'm wondering if you're using a border, stitched around your petals, before you begin your satin stitch? I found it really made a difference and helped make my stitching be more even.
I notice that my edges are not very smooth. That may be the answer, thanks very much! I've done a chain stitch padding, but not an outline. I'll try it.
Keep working on it. Your satin stitch is looking better and better. I discovered that if I was very careful to visualize an outline before taking each stitch and very careful about *exactly* where to put the needle to take each stitch (picky to the point of being ridiculous, probably) I could make smooth satin stitch with a clearly defined shape. Takes longer than some of the other embroidery stitches, but if you keep working on it, you will get the results you want. It's already looking good.
Thanks for the encouragement.
Looks very nice to me!! :)