Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Trellis Stitch


This month Sharon's challenge is the trellis stitch. Looking at examples around the Blogs I thought I could give this a try, I like textures, this stitch looked like one which would do just that. Finding a practice cloth and thread I started to practice the stitch.....mmmm.....not as easy as it looks, I found it difficult to get an even tension, try as I might it was just not working for me. To avoid frustration and throwing the cloth to the back of the cupboard to die an uncertain death, I decided to go with the flow......

Here are examples of my some of my practice stitches.

I then put these away, so as not to be influenced by them, because I have to say that I did not feel confident about the end results.

A few days later, having browsed the community, seeing what other gifted ladies were turning out, my confidence began to wain even more....not to be put off completely, I took myself out...out of the sewing room, out of the house, out of our little village and away to clear out all the cobwebs.

This was the result, I just went with the imperfections and had fun.

















3 comments:

jude said...

lots of great stitching going on here!

Mandie said...

Your stitching looks great, good ideas!

Lin Moon said...

I looked at your pix awhile back when Sharon first did the roundup and just couldn't get that last picture out of my head - it is fabulous! How did you do all those layers? It looks so complicated - can you clue me in please? You can email me at LinMoon@earthlink.net if you'd like. You should really post that last pic on the flickr site for all to see....