Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Needlework Tuesday - Embroidery with Metallic Threads
I couldn't use the stitches I had used with the floss, this metallic stuff is stiffer. For the title row 'Quilt Bee' I used two strands. I used a running stitch in one direction and then another in the other direction to fill in the gaps.
The capital letters beside the bullets and done in the same manner with one strand.
There are lots of great stitch instructions to be found at the Embroiderer's Guild website Stitch with the Embroiderer's Guild. There is a diagram on the Kreinik website on how to thread your needle so the metallic thread doesn't slip while you work. It's the first diagram on the right hand side.
My mother is going to machine embroider a block for the quilt. I sent her some samples of the fabrics so she will be better able to match thread colours.
I didn't get much stitching this week, and again hope that next week will be better. I can't keep my fingers crossed as it's too difficult to hold the needles.
How did you do with your projects this week?
Marie at Daisy's Book Journal is still sitting high and dry, safe from the flood waters. Yippee. All your well wishes for her must have been heard.
Rikki over at Rikki's Teleidoscope has a post about bag inserts. This is new to me so I had to check her earlier post for details.
Sherrie at Just Books, has almost finished her lovely doily. She has inspired me to find a pattern for a small item and give this craft a try once again.