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. The easiest way to do that is to search the word “embroidery” in our search box.
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THE FLYING GEESE BLOCK
This week Sophie and I picked the Fly Stitch to represent the flying geese blocks. The Fly Stitch is quick, easy, and the points really give the illusion of a flying geese block.
Sophie and I started by just marking a dot for each of the three points of the stitch. We found that this was enough to guide us with spacing and was faster and more accurate than drawing the full “V”.
After trying a few test stitches out, we found that we liked the look of four threads of floss for our stitches.
Sophie and I really enjoyed the stitch this week..so much so that Sophie commandeered my sampler and finished my block while I checked on supper!
She filmed a small tutorial of her doing the fly stitch which I will post in our Fig Tree Friends Facebook Group.
We are having so much fun doing this each week!
Here is a good video for this stitch:
Fly Stitch Video Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP3q3H5bnf8
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 3: Herringbone Stitch with either 6 or 4 strands [see above]
Week 4: Lazy Daisy Stitch and French Knots with 3 strands
Week 5: Colonial Knot [or French Knot] with 4 strands
Week 6: Chain Stitch with Lazy Daisy with 4 strands
Week 7: Lattice Fill Stitch with 4 or 6 strands
Week 8: Fly Stitch with 4 strands
HERE ARE SOME GREAT VIDEO RESOURCES FOR PREVIOUS 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
Lazy Daisy (petal formation)... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmYvBZhUkrI
Lazy Daisy (for connecting the petals)… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pYtAKpRlTM&t=8s
Chain Stitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP3q3H5bnf8
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.