A day of padded satin stitch…..

After having lots of fun sewing whipped and woven wheels, I decided to try and tackle the last hillock of trellis work. I had an idea of what I wanted to achieve after seeing a design by Tracy Franklin – which I thought would fit in well to my overall design. So I started to infill the squares with padded satin stitch. I intend to fill the other squares with lazy daisy stitch. It was a really time consuming process and I just hope I will not have to do lots of unpicking when I next see the RSN tutors.

I used the padded satin stitch to try and make sure that there are no white gaps around the stitching as one of the RSN tutors said that this was a real bug bear of hers! I still have lots to complete – but feel the whole piece is starting to come together now.

The only thing that I am really worried about is the bird’s head – I don’t want it to become a ‘cartoon’ bird – so will have to think very carefully before sewing.

About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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10 Responses to A day of padded satin stitch…..

  1. Marlous says:

    Love the effect you have created with the padded satin stitch! It looks really good.

  2. wybrow1966 says:

    Glad it sits well in the piece. How is your crewel work coming along?

  3. Catherine says:

    I love that effect! Tracy’s book is great for inspiration isn’t it? I really love your design. It makes me want to do another Jacobean piece!

  4. Jen says:

    Wow! This is looking fantastic. It really brings the piece together. After reading your last crewel update, I was wondering how you were going to fill the trellis… now I know 🙂 Can’t wait to see it finished.

  5. Fabulous. I embroider and stitch so amazingly well. I love this design, it is different to what I am used to. It is very appealing. 🙂
    Enjoy the crafting.

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