Wednesday, 31 October 2012

the tast stitch for this week is needlewoven picot stitch,  I have used this a few times so thought I would post a couple of photos from the past in case I do not get around to a new sample.

these lilttle bags are worked using the casalguidi technique which I enjoy, you work a block of 4 sided stitch first and them use various stitches, woven picots, bullions, cast on stitch,couching,buttonhole bars and padded raised stem bar to name a few.



Yesterday I stitched a little butterfly for Helen, just to let her know she is in my thoughts whilst she is feeling so poorly, will pop round to her house today, a couple of buses away and leave it as she is at uni for the day, will not be surprised if she has been sent home but she does not want to miss her course, doing a diploma on palative care, she is a nurse and wants to care for the terminally ill.  Her favourite animals are cats but butterflies are a very close second followed by ladybirds, think I will do a ladybird next,   cats are a bit more complicated!


18 comments:

Susan Hook said...

Hello Margaret, I love the needle woven picots, they always add an extra dimension to any work. The card is also beautiful, Im sure it will chear her up.
Thank you for the comments on my blog, the tatting is done with a shuttle, that is the only method I have tried so far. When I first tried it I couldnt get the hang of it but practice makes perfect and I got there in the end, you should give it another try!

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

These are so pretty, I love the little butterfly, what a brill Mum you are! Ada :)

Suztats said...

Love those little bags! Neat card, too. I haven't done my TAST yet..........

Annet said...

Love your Casalguidi bags!

Pippas quilts said...

The bags are lovely, and Helen must love the butterfly card.

Createology said...

Your little bags are lovely and show a lot of interesting stitching. Very sweet of you to stitch a beautiful butterfly for Helen. Blessings...

Queeniepatch said...

You have made three beautiful bags where the needle woven picots join hands with other Casalguidi stitches.
The picots with a closed base are a bit fiddly, I think and I am still struggling.
Your butterfly card is charming and I am sure your daughter will love it.

Luiz Vaz said...

Lovely, as always ;)

Claudia said...

Your little bags are so lovely, great use of the woven picot stitch, Margaret! The butterfly card looks great! Thanks for sharing!

KippysSoMature said...

just beautiful Margie - and much love and prayers to precious Helen - for encouragement, endurance, comfort and love
xoxox

Wanda Maria Roszak said...

Hi Margaret, thank you for the nice words , your memory of me. It is important that you remember me , and also thanks for the advice . Margaret done a magnificent technique of their work , are really interesting and cute. Yours :) ))

shirley said...

I enjoyed seeing your Casalguidy work Margaret, your little bags are beautiful.

The butterfly for Helen is gorgeous you are certainly an accomplished stitcher.

latha said...

These bags are lovely !!!!!! love the blue one , my favourite colour.Butterfly with lazy daisy wings are adorable !!!!

Anita said...

The little bags are gorgeous Margaret.

Agnė said...
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Agnė said...

Your bags are great, thank you for sharing them.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

The bags you made look really lovely Margaret! I've never tried Casalguidi stitching but perhaps one day. Your butterfly looks terrific and your friend will be very touched I'm sure.

Anneliese said...

Absolutely wonderful Casalguidi - I never did one. How did you learn this ? Do you have a recommendation?