I have been putting this off, I really don’t like this stitch at all, it always looks messy and scrappy, or perhaps that is just me. I was never happy with the finished article as a child, not sure whether it is the fact that it is so imprecise, or maybe I was just always in a hurry. My father’s nickname for me as a child was “Hasty Little Bear” … yes after the Little Golden Book.
The other thing I always have to worry about is the loops or the straight bits of thread between the exit and insertion points of the stitch. I was always such a mucky pup that I would inevitably snag it on something. Was a little nervous when pulling threads out with the batiste. And a couple of times it pulled but it has all worked out ok. My heart sank when I saw the stitching instructions read pistol stitch for this design. Am more aware than ever why I probably am more prolific with tapestry, counted cross stitch and knitting. They are more mathematical and I know where every stitch is going to go. It is the “chaos factor” of embroidery that worries me. I do it, but I don’t always feel it is done correctly.
Thank god for back stitch and lazy daisy, this was a relative doddle.
Needlecraft stuff we talk about
- Black Parrot Art Room
- CustomFit by Amy Herzog Designs
- Debi Birkin Designs
- Jane Nicholas
- Liverpool Picture Framing
- Mimosa Embroidery
- Regal Craft Cards
- The Stitchery
- Thread Colour Converter