Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hand Crocheted Beanie

I have just added another one of my items to handmade.  This time it is a gorgeous crocheted pre teen beanie.

Hand Crocheted Beanie

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Spider Web Stitch



This stitch has quite a few variations, some of them probably a little too intricate for me at the moment.   If you use google images or pinterest you can find many different beautiful photos.
 
 
 
 

I am just going to demonstrate, what seemed to me to be, the easiest.


I drew up a little circle with points where your stitches will be placed and numbers for you to follow.  
  
 
 
 








You then follow the stitch guide from A to H making your base for your spider web.














Next you start threading your way in a clockwise motion, over and under your work.   After every two to three threads, you come back over the last thread and around it to catch it in place.   I found this a little challenging as to which thread to catch it to, so that it looked and sat well.















Okay, here is the finished spider web.  It looks a little uneven to the right of picture.   This may be because I didn't do the catch stitch in exactly the right place.   At least, I have tried to give you an idea to practice with.    Don't forget to look at Google Images or Pinterest to see the other ways of doing this stitch.   Have fun










 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Mini Update between Embroidery Stitches

Hi everyone
Just dropping a quick post in between sharing the stitches.  The next stitch is going to be Spider web stitch.  It is going to be a little tricky for me, I think.  Lots of photos of each step to show you because as you can imagine by its name it has lots of twists and turns.

I also wanted to mention that I have finally closed down my Facebook and google+ business pages. I just want to concentrate on my own selfish sewing for the moment and Ofcourse  this little blog.
You may have noticed on the right hand side of my blog that there is a link to my etsy shop.  I don't have much in the store at the moment, but from time to time will be adding new items. I also love my knitting and crochet and thought I would put them on the hand-made website or the made-it website. Not sure which one yet though.  Maybe a couple of items in each.


Anyway, that's it from me for now.  Hope to bring you the spider web stitch in the very near future. :)