Friday, 6 July 2012

bonnet stitch

this weeks stitch for Sharon is bonnet stitch. I have never come across this stitch before but I will definitely make use of it in the future.
Could not make up my mind what to do but I needed a new book mark so made one using this stitch. The 18ct canvas I painted and then stitched the bonnet stitch with Oliver Twists medium perle in a bluey greeny colour, I added some straight stitching in a pale green the backed it with some dyed poly cotton.Very much a rush job I am afraid, time does not seem to be on my side at the moment, should have plenty of time for stitching as it most definitely is not gardening weather as it is so wet.



I have now joined the hand embroidery network,(hen) applied in may and heard nothing so cancelled and reapplied with my other email address, this was on june 9th. Got  an email back and filled in all that was required but then waited and waited and waited, finally on tuesday my membership was accepted.  This means more time away from the needle!! what with SF, stitchaholics, Hen, flickr, facebook and the EG forum I never know where I am!
You could say if saves me from boredom!

I am also having a go at needle tatting have given up ever conquering the shuttle, with the needle if you go wrong it just unravels, have been going wrong quite a bit but will get there one day, it is quite relaxing like crocheting so good to do in the evening when tired and the light not good enough for stitching.

Think that is enough for now, let me just add how good it is to get the feedback from you all and thanks for taking the time.

9 comments:

Annet said...

I like the bonnet stitch with running stitches. Have fun with your needle tatting, it's much easier than a shuttle! I learned it watching a needle tatting video on YouTube.

Pippa's quilts said...

You have really taken on alot it is brilliant. I know I have to keep my mind active. I must admit I love tatting with a shuttle have not tried needle tatting good luck with that

shirley said...

Margaret I love what you have done with the bonnet stitch. Your bookmark is terrific. Your designs and ideas for the stitches are always interesting.

Suztats said...

I couldn't get enthused about the bonnet stitch--yours looks good!

Anita said...

Your bonnet stitch looks great!Looking at the image first I thought that it's a glass case :)

Wanda Maria Roszak said...

Margaret, thank you for your always nice words, you are a wonderful friend.
Your work-different, and also that are beautiful, I admire so much the work you do by hand,
I greet you cordially!,

Queeniepatch said...

I like what you have done with the Bonnet stitch, it's a lovely bookmark.
Personally I did not enjoy this stitch - and I am sure it didn't enjoy me, grumbling and unpicking all the time!
Good luck with all your activities!

Linda said...

This looks lovely Margaret, and using the bonnet stitch in such an ordered way gives it a different look. Hope all goes well with all your computer commitments, you will be one busy little IT girl soon..........LOL.....

shirley said...

I like what you have done with the bonnet stitch Margaret, it makes a great filling stitch.