Posted by: Crazyqstitcher | November 15, 2016

Queenie’s Sunday Stitch School

Backstitch

Backstitch

Queenie has begun her personal ‘Sunday Stitch School’   more about this here

 

The first is Stitch 1. Anundsjö   found here

I tried this on a cornflower which I traced.   My stitches were closer together than Queenie recommended but for a first try I’m happy with the result.

Anundsjö Stitch As Stitch 2 is Backstitch, I decided to use it for the flower stem. One of Queenie’s inspirations was to use a sewing machine without thread to mark a length for the stitches.  I found the machine foot pressed out most of the holes, so I repeated them and used a very fine marker on each hole.  Worked really well.  I also used Backstitch for the green leaves – freehand not traced.  By the time I reached the left set of leaves I felt I was getting neater.

Thanks for the lessons ,Queenie.

 

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Responses

  1. What a fantastic ‘student’ are! Better than the ‘teacher’! The cornflowers are wonderful and the stitch absolutely PERFECT to illustrate these flowers in thread.
    I had some problems with the machine needle marked Back Stitch – my machine did not stitch evenly so the holes were spaces badly. I will try it again with another piece of fabric.
    Your leaves are nicely stitched. Carorose commented that you need a rhythm for Back Stitch and I think I can only sit for short periods and never get that rhythm.

    • Thanks Queenie but Never better than the Teacher.
      Interesting about the machine stitch length. I found the same but decided I must have pulled the cloth instead of letting it move by machine. I’ll check it again to see if it were me or the machine.
      I feel Carorose is right, as when I left the work for a short break I had to ‘begin again’ with the neatness.

  2. Really interesting, Maureen. I am not familiar with the Anundsjö stitch, so I will follow your link t find out more. After three years, I still struggle with making a neat backstitch. Yours looks very nice!

    • Hi Susan, the stitch and story behind it are both interesting and can be read about in the 2nd link above.

  3. what an excellent idea!!!!

  4. You’ve found a perfect flower to try the Anundsjö stitch Maureen.It’s so pretty.I struggle with the rhythm with the running stitches too especially while working Kantha embroidery on a saree.

    • Anita, I imagine saree fabric is more difficult than what I used, which was georgette fused to calico.

  5. the cornflower is beautiful. the back stitching is very neat for plain fabric. good work.

    • Thanks for your support and kind words, Chitra. They are appreciated.


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