MARY HURST AND THE FIRST SATIN STITCHED ALPHABET
As it is Mary Monday and feeling very inspired after seeing Bethany's wonderful close up photos of the whitework section I thought that it would be interesting to practice "SATIN" stitching some letters on our doodle cloth.
The first row of Mary is charted with letters such as the "S" in Photo 1
Now let us look at photo 2
All four S's (excluding the middle S) are stitched with the thread going in the shortest direction.
The first from the left is one stitch pass, the second has been stitched twice.
The middle S shows a padding stitch being laid.
The next S has been stitched with one stitch pass over the padding stitch and the final S being stitched twice over a padding thread.
All four are correct and down to personal taste.
Try them all and decide which is for you.
My third post for this week's Mary Monday.
Originally I referred to us stitching Mary Hurst as a SAL but this is causing confusion with the group's 2015 SAL which is Mary Gail, Elizabeth Shepherd, Mary Ann Michell and Jenny Bean.
We need to come up with a new name
This is learning project for us and an exploration and analysis of a band sampler and speciality stitches.
Can you all have a think and leave some suggestions.
The favourite name so far seems to be "Mastering Mary - A Group Learning Project"