I felt like I was back in school when I stitched with chain stitch. Not that we did embroidery in Arts & Crafts but stitching chain is almost the same in crochet and we did a LOT of crochet projects. I was in elementary school in the 80s and our school was pretty much stuck in the 70s. Hence the retro curriculum.
Chain stitch is veryquick to stitch and I love how you can cover large areas with it. I was still in the mood of making more simple flowers after the lazy daisy so I decided to do stylized 70s margarite blossom. First I drew the flower, which I tried to make symmetrical, but didn’t quite succeed in it.
For the petals I used some random floss I had bought in a job lot ages ago and it was horrible to stitch. It wasn’t smooth and kept getting stuck on the material and I have to yank it through more often than not. I like the whiteness of it though. It shines very brightly against the linen background.
If only there hadn’t been that black thread…I didn’t notice until I uploaded the pictures and by then it was already too dark outside to take new ones.
I wish I had re-drawn the flower until I’d gotten it even. But hey, there’s a learning curve and next margarite will be better. I must say the yellow and white colour combination would work nicely also on a dark blue background.
Much more flattering angle. I thought about filling the petals with fabric paint to make this more mixed-media piece but since I wasn’t sure about it, I decided to leave that for another time. Some of my friends have asked what have I done with my samplers. Two of them are still up on the wall but I’ve released most of them off the hoops and I have stored them in a box. I don’t have enough hoops to display them all so I decided to store them until I have permanent ones for all of them.
I feel it’s a good solution for the time being plus the box is very solid and protects the samplers from the light.
Do you have all your samplers on display? Or do you have them stored somewhere safe?