Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Woven trellis pumpkin tutorial

When I made a woven trellis pumpkin on my quiltie Harvest, I took a lot of photo's to remember how I stitched it. I figured some of you want to give it a try too, so I wrote a little tutorial. If you're not familiar with the woven trellis you can find a tutorial at Pintangle. I used yellow perle 8 and green perle 12. The size of my pumpkin is 1 inch or 2,5 cm. I started at the left and made 3 long straight stitches in the shape of a banana. I just made tiny stitches over the straight stitches to do that. I started weaving from the bottom to the top.
Then I made 3 straight stitches for the second woven trellis a bit to the right of the first one. I secured the left straight stitch with tiny stitches through the first woven trellis and the fabric.
After weaving the second woven trellis I made 3 straight stitches at the right side in the shape of a banana and secured them with tiny stitches.
This is how it looks after completing 3 woven trellis.
Again 3 straight stitches at the left side of the third woven trellis. I secured the straight stitch at the right side with tiny stitches through the woven trellis and the fabric.
This is how it looks after completing 4 woven trellis. At this point you could put a piece of felt between the woven trellis and the fabric. I didn't.
For the last woven trellis I made 3 straight stitches and secured the left and right one with tiny stitches throught the woven trellis and the fabric.
For the stalk I made a few straight stitches and made satin stitches over them.
The curl is a whipped backstitch. At the bottom I made a few detached chain stitches.
Take a closer look at my pumpkin here.

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for this! I would not have thought to connect it to the previous trellis before stitching, but I can see that that makes it more dimensional.

    ~Faith
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  2. This is really neat! I think I want to make some cherries using this technique...

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  3. Wonderful tutorial,Annet. You've inspired me :)

    Love,
    Deepa

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  4. Innovative way of using weaving technique..loved it Annet..it is looking beautiful..

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  5. lindo, gostei muito, parabéns, beijos.

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  6. Annet, ein gutes Tutorial, auf das man jetzt jederzeit zurückgreifen kann. Danke!

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  7. fantastic directions...love this pumpkin...

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