I went to embroidery class at Clay, Wood and Cotton this morning taught by the very talented Cal Patch. I was hoping that I could learn a few new stitches to spice up my cross-stitch-- and I was not disappointed! We each made a little sampler of stitches. We started with the running stitch:
Then we practiced the backstitch:
Then we learned the outline stitch. It was a bit of work, but I love the way it looks.
Cross-stitch was next. I picked that up pretty quick. :)
Then blanket stitch:
Bullion stitch. This was a hard one, and I'm a little grossed out by its resemblance to an inch worm:
Satin stitch. This is a really handy filler stitch.
Applique using blanket stitch. I heart this one.
And here they are all together!