Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Stocking Seams

I have been frantically working on my class samples before heading out on Thursday for the Land of the Midnight Sun. When I get back, I'll only have a week before the big Sign Up to get them all done and that's not much time given the number of classes I am teaching!
I am almost finished the seam decorating on the stocking but a few of the stitches are a bit plain to my eyes so I want to add a few more elements to them. I prefer not to add any other embellishments until all the seams are done so I need to hurry up as I am eager to get going on the fun part!


So far I have done different variations of Buttonhole, Herringbone,  alone and with added Straight stitches, Feather Stitch, and an Overlapped Cretan.
You can see the Overlapped Cretan in the picture below - it's the one sort of in the centre: the first pass of the stitch was done in pink and the second in white.


Here I have laid down a couple of heart charms I am thinking of incorporating...


A bit of a close-up,


The fun part is digging through all manner of charms, buttons, beads and ribbons to add just the right touch. I have to keep reminding myself this is a sample for a beginner's class and I had best not get too carried away.
Not like the Victorians!

7 comments:

MosaicMagpie said...

Jillayne,
I love the color palatte you have used here. Such soft colors and delicate stitching. Your class should have a great time.
Debbie

marie said...

This is so beautiful! I wish I could take the class!!

Becca said...

Jillayne, it looks so beautiful! I hope I can learn to do that too, wish I could be there for your class.
Have a great trip, I hope your magazine arrives before you leave!

Createology said...

This stocking is very soft and feminine and beautiful. I would love to be in your class to learn how you do all of this. Happy creating...

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Diane said...

It's beautiful, Jillayne. I used to teach fancy stitching when I had my needlework shop. It's such a relaxing art. It's much easier to teach it on evenweave fabric, much more challenging on a crazy quilt without the lines to follow - those classes were more difficult for students who had never done fancy work before. Can you imagine life without fabric, needles and thread!
Hugs!
Diane

The Main Twist said...

Absolutely breath taking! I have never tried my hand at crazy quilting or fancy stitching...I can see this will be in my future. Your beautiful work has definitely sold me. I too wish I was able to attend your class. Classes in our area have become few and far between. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Keep up the great work!