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Monday, 12 January 2015

Mastering Mary - Mary Monday

Mary Hurst stitched by Betty




It is time for another Mary Monday and to touch base with our group learning project "Mastering Mary".

It has been wonderful to see so many starts, all have been beautiful and inspiring. This is Betty's start.

The files on stitching Mary were updated in the week and although I have not completed the actual stitching of Band 6 having zillions of eyelets yet to finish, actually there are 183 of them, the file now covers the whole band. Please follow the tab below the banner photo for the blog page with the file links.

Below I have posted a photo trail of the Detached Buttonhole stitch and although this stitch will not be needed for a little while it would be worth practicing on your doodle cloth. 

I have two cloths and the small one travels with me. It is surprising when out and about the times you have to sit and wait and can get some practice in.


























We have a lot of satin stitches to put into Mary and it is inevitable that we will hit some slubs in just the wrong place leaving horrible gaps in our lovely smooth stitches.

Barbara Hutson shared a wonderful tip with me which I used this evening. I took some photos to share with you.













Please remember that if you have any queries with Mary you can either leave a comment or message me.

2 comments:

Erica near Chicago said...

This is a most helpful guide to the detached buttonhole stitch. Thank you!

zenuwpees said...

This is so beautiful i love it Marie-Claire