A small exhibition
World Embroiderers' Dary 2017


I have been caught up with business matters since last week and sewing is taking a back seat for a while.  Having said that the sewing was driving me up the wall!!  I just couldn't work out the stitching sequence for the border I was stitching in 'Outrum' design which is a design in Wessex Stitchery.  I have it worked out now, after a lot of restarting and just need to keep repeating the pattern.  It is nearly the end of the month so I need to get a wriggle on.  I find this kind of stitching just like most computer games.  It is all in working out the sequence.

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I am using a 32 count linen and I strand of a DMC multi shade thread.  (I still don't have proper glasses only the magnifiers.)

There hasn't been a lot of progress on the quilt either.  I just couldn't get the hang of the rulers so have put them aside.  The quilt has 3 borders which increase in size.  I have free machine quilted the 2 inner ones with a random star pattern and then measured out the outer border to be stitched in a large diamond pattern using my walking foot.  I'm still thinking what I will do with the rest of it.

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My bobbin has just run out so it is time for a tea break.





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This is a striking pattern, but I have not been able to see the 'route' either. Is it a Fly Stitch or Back Stitch or is it the Holbein Stitch????


A tea break sounds like a very good idea!

Carolyn Foley

It is back stitch. There are a number of directions you can stitch this pattern. I am doing half the star and then working back the row. But you could work on the diagonal and the writer, Gay Eaton, suggests to work it in three colours.

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