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Friday, April 27, 2007

TAST Week 17 - Running Stitch

Such an easy stitch this week, but what to do with it. I have worked gold thread around the flowers and stems on part of my cream block. The flowers I whipped and the stems I left plain.

I knew I wanted to make a dragonfly. The wings are whipped running stitch, the thorax is several straight stitches, tapering down and then laced across with running stitches. The tail is made with 3 lengths or running stitch and whipped with a french knot at the end. The head is straight stitch,the eyes french knots in silver madeira metallic and running stitch in metallic for wing fill-in.

I wondered if I could do a lake scene in the running stitch. I decided to do the picture all in one go and I ended up bored when I was almost done, so I put in a few french knot trees on the other side of the lake and fly stitch bush on the foreshore.
I'll never put Van Gogh out of business.


Blogger Ati. Norway. said...

Maureen this is surprizing. I haven't even started yet, I didn't now what to do with a running stitch. But your dragonfly and "van Gogh" are só nice!!

12:50 am  
Anonymous Margaret said...

I don't know about that Maureen. Your little stitch piccies are just fabulous. I an green with envy.

7:06 am  
Blogger sharonb said...

I like the landscape too!

4:46 pm  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Great work with the running stitch! I did especially enjoy the landscape.

5:19 pm  
Anonymous Laura Lea said...

Love the lake landscape very soothing and relaxing (the trees brought it to life- must be the contrastof stitches) and the dragonfly is delicate and beautiful!

2:23 am  
Blogger DelightfullyCrazy said...

Maureen, your landscapes are always beautiful and this beats Van Gogh any day! LOL The dragonfly is excellent, thanks for the instructions for it ....

7:17 pm  
Blogger Margreet said...

This lake is so nice, beautifull!!
This water is nise and calm.

12:11 am  
Blogger Margreet said...

Maureen , your lake and other embroidery are fantastic!!

12:13 am  
Blogger Margreet said...

Maureen your embroidery is so nice.
But the lakes beats everything it is wonderfull!

12:18 am  
Blogger Margreet said...

The lake is beautifull Maureen.
And so are your other embroideries.

1:40 am  
Blogger Margreet said...

this is wonderfull, I can hear and smell the sea!
Margreet from Holland

2:22 am  
Blogger Margreet said...

this is wonderfull, I can hear and smell the sea.
Margreet from Holland.

2:30 am  

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