The last couple of weeks have been unusually buzy with a vaiety of activities happening, one of those activities was getting a new, well second hand but new to me Lap Top Computer, very exciting but has meant installing programes and getting it set up, some of which is know done and with a bit of time to spare now I can catch up what I have been doing on my sampler.
These are a couple of feather stitch variations from The Batsfords Encyclopedia of Embroidery Stitches by Anne Butler…Sharon reviewed this book when she found it.
The first 2 lines are whipped feather stitch, the first one is whipped in the same thread and the second line is whipped with a contrasting thread…
The 3rd line is knotted feather stitch, it has the knot formed on the central side of the thread…in the 4th line I was testing wether there was much of a visual difference if I formed the knot on the outside edge side of the thread, there is more shape to the central spine of the stitch.
The last line is recording Autumn, I was playing around with doing big block letters down the line when a friend visited and suggested having the letters smaller and falling down like Autumn leaves.