Sunday, 10 May 2009

Postcard Samplers 2 and 3 in progress

Postcard sampler number 2 is a split stitched flower with satin stitch, cross stitch, running stitch, interlaced running stitch, and french knots (with the centre being clustered french knots) all in DMC 3805. It was stitched on the fabric from some fabric placemats I bought at a charity shop :)
And heres postcard number 3 in progress - I started this at DB's parent's house and DB's mum lent me some great books, one of which is 'The Batsford Encyclopaedia of Embroidery Stitches' and I LOVE it! I'm not going to be able to return it until I've either stitched or photocopied each and every one!
So this is on a plain green cotton with a patch of patchwork cotton handstitched on.
Stitches are:
Herringbone in DMC 157
Stem in DMC 125
Single Feather in DMC 157
Feather in DMC 103
Flowers L-R in DMC 3805 are:
Spider's Web
Flowers have Stem or Straight stitch stalks with various leaves including a padded satin stitch and a detached chain stitch all in DMC 257.

Beneath the flowers are:
Chain in DMC 257
Back Stitched Chain in DMC 103 with back stitches in DMC 157
Twisted Chain in DMC 157
Opposite Twisted Chain in DMC 157
Coral Knot in one strand DMC 741 and one strand DMC 3805
Raised Band Buttonhole in DMC 1076


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