Woven Detached Chain Stitch

I couldn’t resist immediately jumping right in to add stitching to the felt sample form the weekend class.  The oval opening on the dark green part reminded me of a seed, so I started there.  Running stitch seems to be my favorite stitch.  I especially like how it looks on thick felt.  It didn’t take much stitching to transform the slit into a sprouting seed.stitched felt sampleThe other half of the sample had the cording under silk hankie.  The felting process flattened it out a bit and it had sunk into the layers of the felt.  By stitching back and forth from one side to the other down the length of the cord with regular sewing thread, the cord regained it’s lost dimension.  More pearl cotton, in gray, accents the “trees.”  And at the bottom, I’ve added some fallen leaves in the latest Take a Stitch Tuesday stitch, woven detached chain stitch.  As you might imagine from the name, this stitch is a detached chain otherwise known as lazy daisy that is woven above the surface of the foundation cloth.  woven detached chainI’ve used a variegated pearl cotton #5 for the leaves and around the seed.   Size #8 for the running stitches echoing the trees and inside the seed.felt sample treesfelt sample seed

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5 Responses to Woven Detached Chain Stitch

  1. Queeniepatch says:

    Oh, I like those close up photos! Your photos make stitches and background so beautiful!

    • thanks, I work hard on the photos. My camera is just a point and shoot Nikon. I don’t like editing the photos unless I need to lighten or darken the exposure. Most of the time I shoot outdoors in the shade, but that’s not always possible.

      > Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:23:52 +0000 > To: lucy_landry@hotmail.com >

  2. Jeannette says:

    Your felting class sounds and looks like it was a lot of fun. Really neat colours and design and nice use of the woven detached chain and running stitches.

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