Drizzle Stitch

An interesting name for a very unusual stitch.  It’s a stitch that stands out totally away from the fabric giving it lots of texture and dimension.  I’ve seen it before, but never tried it.  Since drizzle stitch is the challenge this week’s for Take a Stitch Tuesday, this was my chance to experiment with it and see how it works.  It’s kind of a bit of trouble.  The needle has to be unthreaded before the thread is cast on to the needle, then rethreaded and the stitch completed.  Even considering that, it is a fabulous stitch.

It had been a while since I’d stitched an embroidered face, so it seemed like a good thing to do.  My first thought was to add a leaf bead to the end of each stitch to create a vine.  That didn’t work out like I’d hoped.  The bead was heavy enough to make the stitch droop instead of stand up tall.   So…..I changed course and went with snakes.

In addition to the drizzle stitch hair, there is outline, buttonhole, running, lazy daisy, French knot, and seed stitches; all done on hand dyed cotton.  The background is a piece of nuno felt from an earlier play day.  I probably wont’ keep this face on the felt, but I thought it would make a good backdrop for the pictures.

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5 Responses to Drizzle Stitch

  1. Queeniepatch says:

    I love your ‘snaky’ hair (I used the Drizzle stitch for hair, too) and your faces are so full of expressions. Love them!

  2. A great way to represent Medusa’s hair!

  3. gonerustic says:

    Love the stitching and the colours! =D

  4. patty lafleur mccubbin says:

    Lucy that is an amazing piece! Love it:)

  5. crazyqstitcher says:

    Love the face and great hair.

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