Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fancy hem stitch

This morning I made a few rows of the fancy hem stitch. For the top row I used 2 threads of stranded DMC. I don’t like the stitch in this thread and I made a mistake with the wraps, but I didn’t take the stitches out. The next 3 rows are done in brown and blue perle 5. I shifted the middle row. I like the effect of this, but it would be better to stitch the rows closer together. The last row is done with beads instead of the wraps. I made the hem stitches with red perle 5 and attached a pink bead after each stitch. On the return row I took the needle trough the beads again. I think this is a great variation for crazy blocks!

4 comments:

  1. I love your row with the beads!

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  2. I too love the beaded version. When I saw the picture I asked myself: how did she do that?. Thanks for your explanation.

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  3. Hi Annet like the way you have created the different effects of the hem stitch. Thank you for your comment.this stitch could be a godsend for those who cannot do smocking but like the effect.

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  4. Lovely samples, and the beads are good.

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