Thursday, 29 March 2012

Chikan SAL - Lesson 4


I have completed Chicken SAL Lesson 4 with the whipped back stitch, Roman Stitch and Detached chain stitch variation.  Roman Stitch is a bit too bulky with all 6 skeins of thread.  I liked the look of the whipped back stitch.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Royce Bunny SAL

Here is my week 4 of the bunny project.  I really enjoy doing this small bunny .  We are just a little away from the completion of this bunny. 

Monday, 26 March 2012

Chikan SAL - Lesson 3

I completed Lesson 3 over the weekend.  It really took some hours to finish this week's lesson. 

Saturday, 24 March 2012

TAST 12 - Barred Chain Stitch

Here is my small sampler for this week's Barred Chain and Alternating Barred Chain stitch.  This is a new stitch for me.  I got this design from Mary Corbet's site in one of her earlier posts.  These are stitched in 2 skeins of anchor stranded cotton floss.

Barred Chain

Alternating Barred Chain

Saturday, 17 March 2012

TAST 11 - Whipped wheel

Here is my sample for whipped wheel.  I have used a single red crystal bead in the center.  It is not clearly visible in this photo.  I have used 3 skeins of varigated stranded cotton skein for the whipped wheel.  To deck this up, I have added an outline of red crystals with beaded back stitch.  This could be used as a motif in tunics.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Chikan SAL - Lesson 2

Lesson 2 is very simple with chain stitch and stem stitch.  I was able to make it quickly.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Royce Bunny Project - SAL


I am stitching along with Royce on her Bunny Project.  Its a simple cute bunny - stitched using double back stitch  and pattern darning.  As I am taking part in Anita's Chikan SAL, the double back stitch in this bunny project was pretty easy and fast.  Recently, in TAST 2012 when Sharon announced the running stitch I was so mesmerised about pattern darning and wanted to do something with it.  Royce has provided the initial trigger to start with pattern darning. Thank you Royce.

There is a small story behind this bunny.  Recently, I read my younger son a lovely cute story about a bunny.   The bunny's name was Daley-B.  Daley-B did not understand that he was a rabbit and started living in a tree seeing the birds building their nests on the tree.  He started eating acorns like squirrels.  My son was so hooked on to this particular story - I ended up reading the story some 60 times.. (per day some 5 times)..

After the completion of this bunny project, I am planning to give it to him as a little surprise.  :) .   Hope he would like it.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Artistic Fingers - Chicken SAL - Lesson 1


I have joined Anita's chicken SAL and here is the stitch for Lesson 1.   All these little tear drops are stitched in double back stitch.  I have used mal cloth which is quiet transparent.

This is the view in the front side of the design.

This is the view of the reverse side of the cloth.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

TAST 10 - Running Stitch


(For everyone who has commented on my chain stitch  - A big  ThankYou).  I am a new blogger and I found difficulty in replying to your comments. Connie - Thanks for being my first follower.  I will post my chikan sal lesson 1 pictures soon)

Here is a small fence in running stitch.

The below sampler was done last year using running stitch and herringbone stitch.