Stitch Explorer Sampler: Wk 4

Welcome to the ‘Stitch Explorer’ Sampler

This sampler is a slow stitching project for everyone who wants to enjoy learning or just simply stitching lots of different stitches. At this point we have no idea how long it will take to complete, or what it will look like!

Would you like to Stitch this sampler ?

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If you want a bit more information on the project itself, please go to this page.

Week 4 stitching…

This week I started with seed stitch and tried a few variations. Seed stitch is basically a small straight stitch worked in random directions.

The 3 circled areas are what we will be stitching first…

Starting with the 4 small squares on the top right of the sampler. Play around with different compositions . In the 4 squares I have used 1 strand for each type and made the straight stitches tiny for maximum effect.

Top left: Single seed stitch / Top Right: Double seed stitch
Bottom left: triangle formation / Bottom Right: Star formation

To finish this section I outlined the squares with 2 strands, Back Stitch.

Another nice place to pop a few seed stitch, is one of the petals of the flower on the bottom of the sampler.

If you have the patience it can be a great filling stitch when worked tiny and closely together.

Since we were already doing lots of straight stitch I also filled in the section for

Basket Filling Stitch

A second stitch to try out this week is Fly Stitch. Shown stitched in the circled sections here…

This is such a decorative stitch and can be worked in all sorts of different ways as both a filler as well as an outline stitch…

Finally, I decided to put the 2 together and create a few little flowers. The tops are seed stitch worked in a star formation with a Fly stitch for the stem and leaves…

Another fun week, and the sampler is filling up really nicely…

Make sure you show off your chosen stitches in the Happy Stitching FB Group or on Instagram with #stitchdoodlesembroidery.

If you need help along the way just ask in the FB group as there are lots of lovely people stitching along with you who can offer lots of advice and support if needed.

Happy Stitching!

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