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.


  1. I think your stitches look great, but I know how it is to want to achieve the same level of expertise as the instructor, which I am sure you will reach in no time!

  2. The first thing that struck me is that the petals in blanket stitch look very much like the tatted petals on Frivole's new motif n her blog! - - it will be interesting to see how she achieves that look.
    The new stitches look really good - and bullions are even harder in crochet!