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.
THE STEM BLOCK
This week, we chose to represent The Stem Block with the chain stitch. We thought the stitch was perfect for both the petals as well as the stem and highlighted the subtle variegation of the Weeks Floss.
We stitched our stem as a series of continuous chain stitches using four strands of floss. After we stitched our stems, we went back and stitched a lazy daisy stitch for each petal using four strands of floss.
Next week, Sophie is off from school on Monday and we plan to watch a movie and sew the remainder of the grid for our sampler and look for ideas for the sawtooth border.
We have such fun stitching together!
Sophie is enjoying working on her sampler as much as I am enjoying working on mine!
We are half way done friends!
Here is a good video for this stitch:
Chain 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 Laisy Daisy 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
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.