5 Feathers

5 Feathers

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Eyelet Stitch.

 I am enjoying scattering daisy stars on my cloth. It is an eyelet stitch you work from the outside into the centre.
Imagine, draw or print a small circle on the fabric, take a straight stitch into the centre and keep using that same hole to go down into. Work your way around the circle. You can enlarge the hole with a thick needle and pull back the fabric to deliberately make a hole. You can work around the circle leaving a space in the centre for a bead or french knot. The above picture is from a sampler of flower stitches. Simple and fun, it doesn't matter how many spokes or petals you put in. As usual different weights of thread will produce different effects. These are one strand of embroidery cotton but you could try large, bold, thick threads.

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