The samples that people are working are getting better as time goes on.
I really hope seeing what can be done with a stitch inspires people to try hand stitching and experiment!
Once again there are some fantastic samples stitched this week. I am trying to keep the highlights to 5 but I always have trouble whittling them down to a manageable level. This week was no different. Dont forget to browse the comments on this post as there really are no duds in this challenge. Nearly every site I visited this week had something of interest to see. If you dont find an hour or so in your week, make a cuppa and browse you are really cheating yourself of some great eye candy.
First up over on Lets Learn Embroidery there is a tutorial on how to make this flower using beaded Cretan stitch.
A very exciting inovative sample to discover, is over on Hand Embroidery from Sadalas as Lakshmi has invented magic Cretan Stitch! It is a bit like magic chain stitch, in that by using two threads she has developed a way of stitching a changing coloured line. I am sure this is a new variety as I have never seen it before.
Another brightly coloured sampler using multicoloured threads on a dyed foundation fabric can be seen on Brodibidouillanges et Compagnie
I loved the freeform feel of this sampler of Cretan stitch by Hopscotch. Even though the fabric is Aida with a definite grid structure, Hopscotch has managed to evoke a freeform experimental mood.
Over on Ella’s craft she has an underwater mood about her piece.
Another watery vision comes from Luiz Vas. I really enjoyed how these stitches are like drawing with thread. Some peopel dont think of stitches in terms of a mark making activity but this sample demonstrates clearly how embroidery can be just that!
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That’s it for the highlights this week. I hope you enjoyed them. Tomorrow there is a new stitch.