Friday, 21 September 2012

Four and Eight Legged Flat Spider Web Stitch

Again, I have done Spider Web stitch before but not in metallic thread. The stitch is relatively simple and just involves weaving the thread over and under the spokes of the foundation stitches. The main difficulty is getting the stitches to lay next to each other in neat spiral. I found it easier to do the weaving on the four legged version but found that the stitches formed a neater spiral on the eight legged version.

Four Legged Flat Spider Web Stitch
© Carol-Anne Conway

Eight Legged Flat Spider Web Stitch
© Carol-Anne Conway

A four legged spider web stitch was worked in the spaces left between rice stitches. #354 silver was used with the blue stitches and #340 gold with the cream. It was a little more difficult to work the stitches here than on the doodle cloth because again the sharp point of the Japanese needle tended to catch on the silk.

Eight Legged Flat Spider Web Stitch
© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

Eight Legged Flat Spider Web Stitch
© Thistle Threads/Carol-Anne Conway

Happy Stitching

2 comments:

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

WOW! I've never worked spider roses in metal, that's quite an interesting concept, but beautiful.

Rachel said...

The four legged spider web is not quite as stable as the eight-legged version, but in a sampler that doesn't matter. Quite how it worked out on clothing, I'm not so sure!