February 12, 2010
Fruity geometric stitching
I know, it probably comes as a complete surprise that I have been embroidering! I suddenly got this idea and I had to Do It! So i spent a couple of days doing very little besides. Yes, sometimes I become a little obsessed. ;-)
I have been using what I like to call the Lazy Person's Satin Stitch. The lazy person being me. Also, it saves on embroidery thread compared to proper satin stitch, which is another good thing! I don't know if there is a 'proper' term for this stitch or technique..?
You might be able to tell that the stitches, on the 'front' of the fabric, are pretty much flush with the fabric. But on the back the fabric 'bobbles' up. I was a bit puzzled by this, but I think it has something to do with stitches being tighter than the fabric so it pulls at it. Or something like that.
I really like the look of the back, so I think I am going to see if I can recreate this, on purpose, at some point.
In case you are wondering how to do the Lazy Person's Satin Stitch, I'm going to do a wee tutorial for it very soon.