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Monday, February 13, 2012

Ooh, Just Ki . . .

Eh, I got nothing.

The latest on the Daisy Chain ABCs sampler:
As per Alicia's instructions, the long-and-short stitch I used for K had me needle going into the same holes as the stitches before, rather than into the previous stitches themselves (like split stitch), which resulted in a cool, brick-like effect. I could not bear to do more satin stitch, especially on a curve, so I did the O with two layers of blanket stitch.

1 comment:

  1. Long and short stitches that don't split the previous stitches is actually called brick stitch. When you do silk shading or delicate work with long and short stitch, you use only one strand, keep the stitch length iregular, quite long and split the previous stitch. Both ways of stitches are lovely and useful for different effects; sometimes you want a smooth effect and sometimes more textured like here. Your stitching is lovely. I also like split stitch as a filler.

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