Don’t you just love hexies! Being a total fan of all the traditional quilting designs and techniques I had to transfer my love of Hexies to my love of hand embroidery. I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to achieve at the start apart from hexies and colour so I let it develop organically!…
Stitcky Fabri solvy proved to be my lifesaver yet again so no tricky transferring needed. I also happened to have treated myself to these gorgeous threads from paintbox threads and this seemed to be the perfect project to spoil with them.
Deciding what to stitch? I am not one for planning a whole lot (!) I like to see what takes my fancy as a I go and these little hexies just seemed perfect to showcase some different types of stitches – the threads are so scrummy I wanted something simple to highlight the individual colours…
As you can see above, French Knots fill an entire hexie and the texture and colour work perfectly. I also decided to use back stitch, seed stitch, chain stitch and long stitch for a bit of variety.
So in these hexies I went with the gorgeous trellis stitch for the yellow grid effect, simple running stitch just randomly stitched across the hexie in the mauve which gave an interesting ad hoc effect and then my personal favourite is the couching stitch hexie – the lime green thread anchored down with the pink contrast looks amazing and was really easy to achieve.
Thats all I have managed to complete for now so will update on the progress when I have stitched some more! If you think you might enjoy hand embroidering your own Hexie sampler, I will post a link to the template when I have finished my design.
Bye for now!