Thursday, April 4, 2013

Jumping all around

Melissa Shirley cracker
 I finished this stitch on the side using Petite Silk Lame and Neon Rays.  I love it!

Joseph from the Heartstrings Nativity set
These figures all come with a stitch guide.  I tried the top stitch recommended by the guide.  I thought it a bit too fancy for Joseph.  I found the bottom one in one of my Canvas Embroidery books.  I like it.  In fact, the stitch on the green area of the cracker is from a Canvas Embroidery book.  There are two volumes with tons of stitches.  I use them both all the time.

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  1. Stephanie doesn't try new things, said no one ever! I love what you are doing and have the same books. They are great!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous Steph, both of them. Love the stitches you're choosing. WHich canvas embelishment books are you talking about, the Jane Zimmerman ones? I love her books - and stitches

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    1. Yes, m'am. Volumes I and II. I love that you can get an idea of how the stitch will look. Those photos of stitched examples is very helpful.

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  3. Hi, What's the name of the green stitch? I may need that. Kathy

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    1. It's called Large Triple Crossed Stitch. It's the middle one on page 110 of The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Canvas Embroidery, Volume Two, by Jane Zimmerman. I got it at The Needle Works.

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    2. Thanks! I have both of her books also, from the needle works too! I've been working on the Nativity Procession Liz stocking. Don't you have one too?

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  4. faboosh! love the stitch you found for joseph!

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    1. Thank you. Looks a little more rugged for a manly man like Joseph.

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  5. Steph, I agree, the second stitch seems more fitting for a man's coat. Your eye for detail is amazing.

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