Welcome back to our weekly Embroidery block to accompany our Stitchery Sampler Sew Along. If you would like info on previous blocks, our supplies or general start and embroidery info, scroll back to the previous embroidery posts.
CLICK HERE to download our free embroidery sheet that you can transfer to the fabric of your choice [or use one of our starter kits while supplies last].
THE STAIRWAY BLOCK
We are working on Block #3 this week, our Stairway block, a fun zig zag feeling block that in quilting looks more complicated than it is and has a very simple construction.
The stitch we are using for this week is the HERRINGBONE STITCH.
Sophie stitched both samples (she really liked doing this stitch!). For the Woven Fabric, she used 6 strands of floss and mimicked the drawn pattern on the sheet.
For the Quilting Cotton version, she used four strands of floss and experimented with making the stitches smaller. She used the top and bottom of the stitch as a guide and used her own stitches as a guide to nestle the two rows.
A few things we found made it easier:
Here is a good resource: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=128&v=Cysb2KK29dA&feature=youtu.be
Guide of Stitches So Far:
Week 1: Back Stitch with 3 strands and French Knots
Week 2: Granitos with 3 strands
Sashing: Stem Stitch with 3 strands
Week 4: Herringbone Stitch with either 6 or 4 strands [see above]
HERE ARE SOME GREAT VIDEO RESOURCES FOR STITCHES:
Granitos Stitch: Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=128&v=Cysb2KK29dA&feature=youtu.be
Herringbone Stitch… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JyFBXtsO34&t=4s
Each week we will share what stitches we have chosen and show you our progress and Sophie’s too!
Stitching samples and photos by Susan Vaughan.