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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Mary Hurst's Speciality Stitches - Double Running and Satin Stitch

Continuing on from the faggot stitch yesterday we only need to master two more  stitches to complete the whitework section which is roughly about a quarter of the sampler.

The first it double running stitch. 

Photo 1 shows three lines - the left is continuous running stitch worked over two threads, the middle shows the second and final leg of double running stitch when you work back filling in the gaps. 

The right is back stitch which you will notice creates a slightly different look/tension to the stitches. 

Photo 2 shows the back of the linen and the back stitch line is bulkier and has used more thread.

The last stitch we need is satin stitch which is a favourite of mine. 

In Photo 4 I have worked two leaves with one thread on my needle but have stitched back over the right hand leaf.  Either is correct and the coverage you decide on is down to personal taste. 

If you like the denser coverage do not be tempted to  use two threads on your needle in one go as it never sits as nice. 

As always never be afraid to speak out if I am wrong on any point.

1 comment:

Patricia said...

Once again thank you so much for doing this. You are a marvel. Lots of Love P xxx