Wheatear or as I like to call it Weetabix- stitch, is a quick stitch to do. I had this sampler done in less than an hour which I liked very much, considering how many I still have to do before I’m caught up.
There’s something very national romantic in this stitch. A reminder of simpler times when every summer was warm and sunny.
I’ll be using this stitch in the future for sure. My grandparents would appreciate anything stitched with wheatear, they used to be farmers after all.
This stitch can be a pain in the butt but Sharon shared a handy tip to deal with these. Use milliners needles!!! Let me tell you, that was a revelation and totally transformed my stitches for the better.
The idea for this sampler came from the name French Knot itself. To me, no other colour says France more than purple/lavender and that of course has to be combined with linen. Since I only had tiny scrap left of linen, I stitched this sampler in a smaller hoop.
As per usual, I did my stitching in the middle of night. With Dr.Phil on the background.
This time I used a Zig- pen to write the stitch name down instead of the usual stamping. I think it suits very well for the style of this sampler.
Now I have only 11 samplers to do to catch up with TAST! My goal is to make another 5 samplers at one sitting until I’m caught up again. Ambitious much? Anyway, the next stitch to learn is Wheatear Stitch and I already know what I’m going to do. If you are interested, the rest of my samplers can be found here.