Friday, 26 June 2009
Hello again all you compulsive sewers! It's been a while since my last post, over a week I think, but the weather has been so lovely and I have been spending more time out in the garden with my vegetables and flowers! Also I have been sewing a few stitcheries. The one I'm showing today has just been finished, and it will be up on my website soon as a kit and a pattern when I have written all the instructions and made up a stitch code etc.
The easiest way to describe stitchery is to say it is very much like drawing with threads. Cross stitch is sewn using a chart and has a structure of squares. Stitchery is free sewing following a tracing on the fabric. It can be very easy using just back stitch, or more complicated depending on the different types of stitches used. I tend to keep to simple stitches such as back stitch and running stitch. In some designs I use french knots and lazy daisy stitch, and very occasionally you may find some satin stitch too! I love cross stitch and that is what I have always sewn, but lately I have become smitten with stitchery, perhaps because of its freedom.
At the moment I am still working on some amoosing stitcheries! I have been sewing them as and when I get a chance, and I will post them up as soon as I finish them. Just can't waste this sunshine though; everything in the garden is blooming or beginning to bloom now. The poppy seeds I sowed have now got flower buds on and I can't wait to see what they are like, as they are mixed. The petunias are flourishing now along with the bay trees which are planted in galvanised tin buckets. In the vegetable patch all kinds of things are happening - the pumpkin now has a tiny fruit just starting, the mange tout have been joining us at the table for a couple of weeks now and they grow quite quickly too. Also, the runner beans now have beautiful flowers, which makes the plant worth growing even if you couldn't eat it!
Well thats all for today, hopefully I will get some more time soon to complete more stitcheries and then perhaps a cross stitch or two! Suzie X. www.itch2stitch.com