The fourth sampler with cross stitches made me want a lot more, judge yourself
|Cross Stitches: 1. Traditional cross stitch; 2. St. George cross stitch; 3. Star stitch; 4. Herringbone stitch; 5. Herringbone stitch variations; 6. Leaf stitch|
Look at the star stitch, for example, (blue and slate grey rows). The first star in the slate grey row is the usual way of making the stitch, but Jessica shows how to make it differently (all the remaining stars), and, honestly, I like her way better. You can say it, right? You start by making a simple cross stitch. And then, usually they'd tell you in books to go over the cross that you just made. But Jessica goes under it, it makes the stitch flatter.
The next, herringbone stitch, is the one that we use so much in couture sewing for seam allowances, but we call it simply a cross stitch. It's a simple but effective stitch that covers large area with just a little thread.
My favorite - the leaf stitch. Those red leaves are so graphic, I love them!
So, one more sampler is to be done and then it's over with the class. I am looking forward to more, and I already found a nice guide for beginner bead embroidery. It is basically a few samplers for each stitch family, but made in beads. Techniques are very similar - I have already read the entire book while waiting for my parent-teacher conferences appointments. I am lost in an embroidery daydream, readers, join me!
Are you actually interested in embroidery posts? If yes, I'll continue sharing embroidery posts here once a week or so...
More posts and samplers from the class:
Hand Embroidery: Yes, I can! I mean, I will (Sampler 1)
Hand Embroidery: The second sampler is completed
Hand Embroidery: An Ode to Bouillon Stitch (Sampler 2)