I’ve recently joined an embroidery group that meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. We meet at Sew Many Quilts (where I used to work) and we are headed up by Linda, one of the employees who is an embroidery “guru”.
She showed us a new technique (new to us, anyway) of doing the satin stitch.
This is the front of the design…typical satin stitch.
Here’s the back.
Now, I don’t know about you, but when I’ve done the stitch, the back looks like the front. She starts her design by outlining with what she calls a “split backstitch”. She then kind of weaves the satin stitch part thru the backstitch, but only on the front of the fabric. I know that sounds very confusing, but maybe you could google the stitch and get an explanation. Her stitches are always perfection and can answer any question anyone might have.
She just finished up this Crabapple Hill Designs pattern “Susan’s Dresden Plate”
I love how it combines embroidery, applique and piecing. It’s a stunner!
Margaret was working on this preprinted panel called “Covered Bridges of Oregon”
and she had just finished up this “Redwork Sampler” by Betty Alderman Designs.
Here’s another goodie being worked on. It’s called “Bluebird” by Crabapple Hill.
There was lots more going on, but I must have been flapping my mouth too much to remember to take pictures. I’ll do better next time!