Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Beeton's Book of Needlework
Encyclopedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont
Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving by Grace Christie
Jacobean Embroidery by Ada Wentworth Fitzwilliam and A. F. Morris Hands
The Ladies' Work-Book Containing Instructions In Knitting, Crochet, Point-Lace, etc.
Exercises in Knitting by Cornelia Mee
Sunday, May 20, 2007
My chain stitch sampler is finally complete.The horizontal and vertical borders are the "learning lines".No other stitch has been used.
Bottom line and the one above (touching the grass) : simple chain,double layered chain (created as a mistake while attempting heavy chain),zig zag chain,rosette chain.I've left some space there to do crested chain.
Left hand side :Open chain,twisted chain,heavy chain,rosette chain,oyster stitch and cable chain.
Right hand side : Alternating chain,detached chain,double layered chain,reverse chain, alternating barred chain
Top : Barred chain,cable chain and Butterfly chain.
I've used oyster stitch for the red flower and alternating barred chain for the stems.Grass has been stitched using twisted chain,the butterflies using triple chain and detached chain and the trees using oyster,detached,double layered and butterfly chain. I had a problem with the tension while doing butterfly chain.The cloth is puckered a little bit over there.Will have to practice a little more.
My golden swan is in simple chain,barred chain,twisted chain and detached chain.
The border of the lake is couched with open chain otherwise known as singalese chain.