Monday, July 15, 2013

Wheatear stitch on my garden sampler

The third stitch for the &Stitches stitchalong is wheatear stitch. This stitch wasn’t new to me, but I never used it to stitch a flower. So I stitched a seam of wheatear stitches on my white cloth to see if the movement of the stitch inspired me. Later I was in the garden and saw my Hypericum, it looks just like single wheatear stitches! After blooming the Hypericum gets nice red berries. I stitched my wheatear stitches with perle 8 and added a colonial knot in the centre. I added fly stitches and feather stitches with perle 5.
Take a closer look at my garden sampler here and here.

5 comments:

  1. Wat mooi, en de samplers ook. Dat is echt hoge school werk.

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  2. wheatear stitch has so many uses and you certainly have done it proud here.

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  3. This is an excellent use of wheatear stitch, you have done a lovely embroidery!

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  4. I wouldn't have thought of using it for a flower either. Turned out very nicely indeed!

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