Handstitched :: Class :: week 2 was all about embroidery. It is the most time consuming week of all the classes and I'm so glad that Rachel has allocated a week of 'space' to give us time to digest the projects for each week's lessons.
For this installment, Rachel told us what needed to be done for the embroidery borders. She showed us how to fill the HSTs with running stitches and taught us how to make the satin stitches for the Satin Jewels.
I've focused solely on the Modern Medallion quilt for the past 2 weeks as I wanted to get all the embroidery stitching on the borders done before the next lesson.
My HSTs running stitches :
It took me slightly over a week to get all 48 HSTs embroidery done.
Finish the last Jewel this morning.
I'm not too happy about my Satin Stitches though as I find the first 4 jewel stitches loose in certain areas. I kept telling myself that this is a learning process but at the same time I thought of re-doing them! I'd probably unpick them and do it all over again after we're done with Handstitched Class.
Rachel has also prepared 3 small embroidery projects for us - a headband, a stitch sampler needlecard and sashiko coasters.
I did the needlecard last week and used these stitches to decorate mine. The card is made of kraftpaper (which was included in the student kit) and backed with felt for sliding needles into it. It measures 2" x 3" - a good alternative to pin cushion for those projects on the go, don't you think!?
|From top : backstitch, double threaded backstitch, coral stitch, |
up & down blanket stitch, double knot stitch, herringbone stitch
|Back of needlecard|
I've planned to do the sashiko coasters over the weekend and will definitely make the headband along with the flocked tank from week 1 later.
I am enjoying the class so far and love looking at my classmates' renditions too! Looking forward to next week, where we'll be doing one of my favourites - English Paper Piecing!
Have a wonderful weekend!