Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | May 12, 2021

Sunday Stitch School No. 170 Danish Knot Cross stitch

No.170 Danish Knot Cross st

Another of Queenie’s stitches that was so easy to create. I used perle 8 for the sample on Aida cloth and isolated the first. Isolated stitches would work well for embroidery, while the connected ones could be used to fill shapes. The lesson for this stitch can be found at Queenie’s blog here

Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | May 10, 2021

Sunday Stitch School No. 169 Kerman stitch

Another simple-to-work stitch. I like this and it will look good using most threads. Good as a Filler, grass -and I’m sure there will be other ways to show it to good advantage.

Queenie’s lesson can be found here

Apologies for the blurry photo.

Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | May 2, 2021

Herringbone stitch for grass

Some time back I made grass  with Herringbone stitches, found in an old Quilter’s Arts magazine- 2004 autumn edition.     It is so easy and has a realistic finish.

I have made a small sample for TAST– Week 6- Herringbone

Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | April 29, 2021

Sunday Stitch School

No. 168 Croatian stitch

Today’s stitch is such a simple one . A design, Running stitch, followed by weaving the thread. I decided on a fish, using a firm blue thread for the body and wove that with a fancy fluffy thread. I added a bead eye.
How easy is this lesson, which can be found at Queenie’s blog

Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | April 25, 2021

Sunday Stitch School

No. 167 Fringed Buttonhole stitch

This stitch is one the easiest and prettiest stitches I have made.  There are two versions of holding the fringe together over the Buttonhole Bar.  On the left the threads are hooked one way and on the right the opposite direction.  How simple is this?   Time to find your crochet hooks and threads and try it yourself.

The directions can be found at Queenie's Sunday Stitch School here

Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | April 1, 2021

Sunday Stitch School

No. 165 Lazy Daisy Popcorn stitch

A simple little stitch.  The first photo -top row was stitched with Perle 12 thread.  A looped stitch, caught down to resemble popcorn.  For the yellow row, I used 6 strands of Anchor thread.      For the second photo I used pink DMC thread.  How easy is this lesson.

Queenie has the lesson for this little stitch here

Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | March 23, 2021

Sunday Stitch School

At last I have caught up with stitches.  It had been a very busy time preserving fruit with very little time to stitch. Then Google refused to let me log in to WordPress.   Thankfully now sorted.   Time to do a catch up of my lessons for School.


   The blue centre stitch is No. 159 Invented stitch.. Slanting   — set between the previous Invented Cross stitches

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The first line below with orange stitches, is also Invented stitch- Slanting

No. 160 Portuguese clover
No. 161 Ceylon stitch
No. 162 Cashmere stitch
No. 163 Canvas stitch … with an insert of the stitch on canvas
No. 164 Satin Threaded Running stitch

My thanks to Queenie, who produces so many new and sometimes intriguing stitches.

Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | January 30, 2021

No. 158 Invented stitch (half cross)

Here is my second error of reading a stitch.

This is another layout of the stitch with slightly different thread lengths and a little lower/more apart than No.157. I’m wondering if the longer ones could work as stems for flowers. It is fun to play with anyway.

You will find the second version of the stitch on Queenie’s how-to here

Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | January 25, 2021

Sunday Stitch School No. 157 Invented stitch – (cross)

I completed my homework with ease.

My apology for this post.
I had to make a correction for my stitch.

The stitch is an Invented -Cross -stitch I confused them when posting earlier.
Over on Queenie’s blog you can read about the reason the original stitch has become 3 variations.

For the top row, I used a variegated fine wool on Aida cloth. For the other two I worked on a sampler. I used a fine cord for the top row and two colours of perle 8 for the last row. The lesson for this first stitch is here -No.157

Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | January 15, 2021

Sunday Stitch School – very late to School this time.

The first line stitch is No. 154 Plucked Knot. A Tiny wrapped knot like a small bullion.

No. 155 Up and Down Split stitch. It’s a lovely, easy stitch to make. I used Perle thread for the pink ones and two crochet threads for the centre one. It was quite easy to do this one.

No. 156 Hyacinth stitch (I’m at last up to date) . Gosh, that’s a big photo. I added the Hyacinth stitch to a Bengali Petal flower. I used a vari-coloured 3 strand thread for the flowers and a green perle 8 for the stems.

I also used a 1/8th inch satin ribbon for the Bengali stem. Surprisingly it worked easily.

All these stitches can be found in Queenie’s Stitch School. It appears there are no enlargements of photos but if you wish you can use your keyboard and choose ‘Ctl and Plus’ keys to enlarge to your desire and when done you can reverse the keys with’Ctl and the – ‘ sign

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