Sunday, 22 February 2009

Trellis and Spiral Trellis Stitch

I liked the postman yesterday. He brought me the threads I had ordered for a project I have planned to do. It was one for this month, but as it is so late in the month that the threads have arrived, it may slip into next month. These are for a sea themed satin stitch picture which will be used to decorate a bag. I can't wait to get started.
Yesterday, I finally took the plunge and started having a go at this month stitch for Sharon B's stitch explorer. It is trellis and spiral trellis which I have never tried before. It looked really difficult just looking at the examples, but as always, the reality is not always as bad.
Saying that, I am not that happy with the flat trellis stitch, but I am beginning to have fun with the raised stitches.
The white button I attached and them worked the trellis stitch using Paterna Persian tapestry wool around it until it was almost all enclosed. The purple patterned button was attached in the middle of a completed "chimney" of trellis stitch. I used anchor tapestry wool for this one.
The triangle was worked using a bouble sort of thread, and as I decreased the stitches quite quickly it is quite flat. I imagine in theory, you should be able to stitch a pyramid.
The effect of the circles seems to change with the size. I really love the little one, it is quite like a ball. Both of these were stitched in anchor tapestry wool.
I am going to work on this some more next week. I want to get some other types of thread to use and some beads. I'm not going to be able to get these before Friday, so I will have to concentrate on something else in the meantime.


Gaynor said...

Good must have a wonderful imagination to be able to picture what to do with them all! They are fantastic but when I look at them I freeze...just like in maths at school hehe. They really are amazing and you must be pleased with them...I dont know how you do it...I am not worthy hehe ;-(

MargB said...

I did try flat trellis and keep meaning to go back and try more variations. I like your spiral one - those circles are great.

Penny said...

your braver than I am let me tell you. Special stitches like that scare me to no end. Very nicely done for sure.

Sue said...

What a lovely postie you have. Mine only brings me bills! The colours are gorgeous. Your "fancy" stitching is looking good. Those sorts of stitches are always fun.

zetor said...

That does look difficult, but your finished result is great.

Elena said...

Glad you got some happy mail!
I love all of your stitches! They really give a nice dimension to the card!

Karan said...

Love the colours of the new threads - the project sounds really interesting, can't wait to see what you do. :0)
Like the different effects you've got on that piece - could see that being used to great effect to stitch a 3-D garden...... though I'm not brave enough to attempt it. :0)

Annie said...

Looks like fun exploring those stitches.

Your biscornu came out great. Jutst a suggestion... maybe stuffed a little fuller next time... I think that always enhances the look.

Miss 376 said...

Annie-I thought the same too. In the instructions for making uo, it advised not to overstuff as it made attaching the button difficult, but I think I would want to stuff the next one fuller.

Sadie said...

Oh what lovely post you got. I love all the colours, can't wait to see what you do with them.
The little ball is my favourite. I would not have a clue where to start with stitches like this. Like the purple fabric too.