Monday, 22 July 2013

TAST 73 and Fly Stitch

Take a stitch Tuesday - Portuguese stem stitch - this is the green line on the right, looks a bit messy. I used it to stitch the lace to the background fabric along with  running stitch and French knots. The background fabric is gingham and the lace was part of a net curtain which I dyed and cut out.
The embroidery below is not for TAST but we have done this stitch on a previous occasion. After stitching the same stitch  in lots of different shades and thickness of threads I sewed on lots of different kinds of beads. A close up is below and you can also click on the image to see even more. The splatter background fabric was made using transfer paper.


  1. I love working with the Portuguese stem stitch, but it is hard to use as a filling stitch. Then stray Fly stitches are much more efficient. I like your stitches on the 'blotchy' background.

    1. I was trying to think of a word to describe that fabric, blotchy is perfect.


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