Today I visited fatquarter’s Flickr and found Annet has added a short video of her variation on Lock stitch. It is a good video and lovely stitch. Check it out. I was so inspired I tried it and another version.
Annet added beads to the bottom of her sample, I added beads after, to the ones on the right side of mine.
Then I tried to alternate the stitch. It isn’t too bad but in future I would either have a more gentle curve or keep the stitches closer. Each set is about 3/16inch apart here.
and lastly I decided to try for a Christmas wreath. Easy! I used 2 DMC strands ( I should have checked to make sure the spaces were even between). I changed threads for the 2nd round = 2 DMC rayon threads and made the stitches lower and higher than the first lot.
The 3rd photo shows the whipping of the 2nd round.
The last photo shows beads added later.
The pretty circle has me thinking of surrounding a shisha.
Don’t forget to check out Take A Stitch Tuesday if you are interested in learning how to make lots of stitches.