Saturday, February 13, 2010

Embroidery class

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:

Chain stitch:

Daisy chain:

French knot:

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!


  1. YAY! what a great documentation of the class! your sampler came out so lovely, and i can't wait to see the wild freeform creations you make next ;n)

  2. I'm loving that applique blanket stitch!! =)