I really like the way stitching looks on felt. I like machine stitching and took Ruths on line class. Machine stitching class It was very good. I need to do lots more practice. I am a little busy around home and farm at the moment for that so I thought I would work on expanding my stitching ability with a regular needle . I can take it with me and do it anywhere.
I do know a few stitches. I am quite good at french knots because I like to make sheep. I did this little bag recently.
On the bottom half I did some flowers. I used french knots and a daisy stitch.
This is what it looks like closed. It still needs ironing to get it flat.
So then I went on to do some practice flowers on a piece of felt I had
and some close ups.
The first leaf, the one at the bottom didn’t work out so well. So for the second one I drew a leaf shape. I used ball point pen because it was what I had in my purse while I was waiting in the van for kids. What do you use that won’t disappear while stitching but will disappear easily after you are done.
At this point I thought I should be more systematic. I thought I would just go back through the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge. We did It on the Forum a few years ago. feltandfiberstudio.proboards.com/board/16/challenges unfortunately the links lead you to a new take a stitch Tuesday challenge that started in January. If you are interested follow the link in any of the posts. You can still see all our posts for the challenge we did.
So I went looking for another stitch dictionary to use. I found this one that groups the stitches in to families I like this Idea. stitch dictionary I learn the basic stitch and some interesting variations, so I started. First I drew a wavy pattern and then I clamped it in my new to me embroidery hoop stand and started stitching. Then I took a picture, at least I hadn’t gotten far before I remembered to take a picture.
This is the finished stitching, it is just simple back stitch. I tried some different stitch lengths.
I had hoped to get further than this for you but life keeps interfering. I haven’t decided if I like the hoop stand. It’s a bit strange to use but it’s nice that I can just stick the needle in and walk away. I haven’t made it very far yet but so far I am enjoying it.