Wednesday, 14 March 2007


The side of the scroll is covered with woven effect. This is created in several stages. The first step is to stitch a weft foundation with a difference. You lay two stitches and then miss one before laying two more. The whole motif is covered in this way before the next step can commence. Incidentally, this colour was not in the original selection. It is a beautiful, deep purpley blue.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

The second step is to lay stitches perpendicular to the foundation. I have used two strands of #1 gold. These stitches are tied down at intervals in the gaps left in the foundation layer.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

The third layer of stitching is to lay weft foundation stitches between the original foundation stitches.

© JEC/Carol-Anne Conway

These stitches will be held down with a 1-2 twist in the foundation colour thus creating the woven effect.

Happy Stitching


Melissa said...

WOW Carol-Anne you've been stitching a TON! Great work!

coral-seas said...

Considering that I was stitching for nearly 10 hours a day (heaven) I didn't think that I had got much done, but I am very pleased with the quality of my work. The only part that I am not really satisfied with is the gap between the brown foundations. It should be straight with an even space between the two parts. As it is in the middle of the design, I found it a little difficult to reach and control the placement of the stitches. I am considering removing this part and redoing it.