Traditional stitch samples
There are ten stitch samples to be completed for this module.
My inspiration was taken from the Plymouth Jacket, which formed part of my initial research.
All samples were created the size of a postage stamp.
This sample shows all ten samples , but 2 have to be finished, i.e. the counted thread sample and the slip sample.
The following images show all ten samples separately.
This is the slip shape which I constructed with satin stitch and turned the edges under, gluing them with PVA and then stitching it to a silk Dupion ground. I then worked a decorative chain stitch surround. I was surprised how well this turned out as it was very fidley to keep the edges under even though it had been glued.
Again I was really surprised how easy it was on this sample to pull the canvas threads away from the background, once they'd been soaked in boiling water.
This is my padded stitch sample, which I worked by filling the ares with single seed stitch and then overstitching with satin stitch.
This is my flap stitch sample.
These 2 images show my wired shape, before cutting and manipulating it and after cutting.
My darned shape
My Kantha shape
This is my solid stitch shape which I tried to work in tent stitch, but the weave of the linen was much too dense to follow so i had to do it freehand.
Monochrome and 'speckled' shape.
Chain stitch shape
The next challenge was raised work.
The first sample is worked over 2 layers of cardboard using perlé worked over in 2 layers of satin stitch, worked in different directions.
Next is a raised band
I worked a simple padded shape with detached buttonhole stitch for the next sample.
And then i tried with some difficulty to master Hollie stitch, for a stitched flap.
Lastly, and most challenging was a freestanding shape worked in Hollie stick over a wire support, which was then removed, a tricky process and one i hope i don't have to repeat.
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