You're welcome to pick your way through threads and stitches, but I'd be really grateful if you could be kind enough to refrain from pinning.
Tag Archives: thread
OK, so I had to break the rule about not buying stuff. Yes, already. Well, what can you do? I needed more textured/shiny/glittery stuff for my Viking ladies. I like these space-dyed variety threads from Oliver Twists Fibres because you … Continue reading
I wanted to keep the quilting very simple on this piece because there is already quite a lot going on with the piecing and colours. It can be quite difficult to keep the quilting as part of the design rather … Continue reading
It’s good to leave a little space between one large quilt and another, I find. That breathing space gives both me and the cloth a little time to collect ourselves before we move forward again. This weekend I’m stopping to … Continue reading
I’m making these circles different sizes – ranging between about 1″ and 5″ – so that when the squares are stitched together, there will be some interest in the overall composition. This is a comparatively small circle, about 1.5″ in … Continue reading
I love to dye my own threads, as you know. But no matter how careful I am with the skeins, this kind of jumble seems to be inevitable after a while: I have hundreds of those little cardboard bobbins, and … Continue reading
Another 7″ sample today, this time looking at how rows of little track-inspired marks might look on separate grounds. I used a space dyed thread from Stef Francis in sweetie-colours to make stitches that look good enough to eat. And … Continue reading
Getting away from paper and paint for a while, I’m making twelve little stitched samples based on some of the tracks patterns. Each sample is about 7″ square and will be mounted on 8″ squares of black cotton to make … Continue reading
As I mentioned yesterday, couching travelled the furthest. But I disqualified it on the grounds that it needed another thread to hold it down – so actually it uses twice as much thread as anything else. It travelled 12.5″. Running stitch … Continue reading
Often I ask myself, when beginning a stitched cloth, ‘Have I got enough thread for this?’ I often use my own hand-dyed threads, and usually there’s only a fairly small quantity of it. The answer is usually, ‘Well, it depends.’ … Continue reading
Sometimes it’s nice just to stitch. No plan, no ‘big idea’, no special meaning. Just making stitches because you can. This one is becoming a kind of sampler; just a cloth for holding stitches.