#5 – the laid stitch circle

This one began life as ‘the satin stitch circle’:

… but the floats were too long and would soon have been pulled out of shape. The circle measures about 1″ in diameter, worked in space-dyed cotton perle no. 8. So I added some horizontal bands and caught them down with a little stitch at the intersections:

The background is hand-dyed 32-count aida. I backstitched around the edge of the circle and gave it a little echo outline in whipped running stitch.

Peace is elusive, and sometimes you just have to pin it down.

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11 Responses to #5 – the laid stitch circle

  1. aracne says:

    Isn’t this gorgeous?
    You are right, peace is elusive if I do not pin it down. Sometimes it is difficult to aknowledge the fact that it depends on us and how we behave.

  2. Penny says:

    Beautiful crewel embroidery…a dot to meditate on. Or now that I think of it, perhaps a mesh around a world that needs to be held together…in peace that is.

  3. Jan Marriott says:

    Necessity is the mother of invention…..

  4. Rachel says:

    Delightful. Satin Stitch can be a great trial with large spaces, but turning it into laidwork works really well!

  5. Amanda says:

    Very similar to the Bayeux stitch I’ve just been admiring! Very effective isn’t it. You have lovely colour yarns there too.

  6. Christi says:

    I know nothing of these named stitches. But I know a little of peace, K ;>}

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