Simple Stitching
An old design

Back to school

We are back to school today.  The speakers were cactus in the laptop but they managed to disconnect them and I bought some external ones.  A lot of running around to get things back on track.  To work off my frustration at the whole saga I got to work in the garden.  I thought I should channel all that anger and frustration into something positive.   I mowed my own lawns and the houses on either side, then I collapsed.  I was so hot I dived into the sea with all my clothes on and then came home, had a shower and just lay on the bed in the air-conditioning for a couple of hours.  I went to bed early that night and slept for 12 hours straight.  (I am no longer a spring chicken.)

I didn't do any sewing because I knew I would make a mess of it.  But it is time to get back to my dressmaking course.

Screen Shot 2022-02-18 at 11.02.13 am I have got really behind since I put everything away at Xmas.  I am at lesson 4  and the rest of the class is another 3 garments ahead of me.  Part of the problem is that they are working with woollen fabric and it is the middle of summer here.  I just couldn't face that.  But looking at the previews I see that Phillipa is wearing a dress on which she has Hungarian Stitching.   ( I know she will have stitched this herself.)

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I have wanted to learn this style of stitching for some time and last time I was in the Fabric Shop I bought a length of fabric that I want to decorate with this type of embroidery.  It is an Italian linen and would make a great wrap or bed throw  with a band of Hungarian stitching at either end.

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I think I will try a cushion cover first and have bought some Eco knitting cotton and some Milford 3ply to experiment with.

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I found some instructions on Pintrest.  It is interesting to see the how the back of the stitch will look, not unattractive.

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And then Mary Corbett has another version.


And then I found a whole lot of patterns on ETSY which I have bought.

Screen Shot 2022-02-19 at 10.57.18 amI will just try one first I think and see if I like it.  The dressmaking might have to wait until March!!


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Queenie Patch

Letting off steam is one thing, boiling oneself totally dry is other. DO take care of yourself!
Thanks for the information on Hungarian Braided Stitch, one to add to my Sunday Stitch School collection.

Carolyn Foley

Yes, that is a nice stitch.  Have a look at the link to the old embroidery book I put up the other day, there are some good stitches there also.


Hungarian Braided is one of my favourites - have fun!

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