This week we begin the patches stitched in the major color for our sampler. For me, this is the pink logs. Once again we stitch from light for the shortest logs to dark. The lightest log is next to the metallic square that is in the corner.
Laidwork is explained very simply. It is stitches that are stitched over a layer of long stitches that leave part of these long stitches exposed. The long stitches are generally laid from one end of an area to the other in a single stitch. They are called laid stitches. Additional stitches are made over it in aspecific pattern. These stitches tie down the laid stitches and are sometimes called tying stitches.
These laid stitches can match the other thread or be different colors, threads, or weights. The laid stitches can go in one direction or can create grids.
There are some outstanding books out there about laid stitches. It’s a fun technique. I hope you like this simple laid stitch.
In Junipero laid stitches are made in every other hole of the log, parallel to the long sides of the patch. These are tied down with pairs of straight stitches that alternate location, below.
This stitch is easiest to make if you complete a row, both steps, before continuing to the next row.
It’s similar to a stitch I learned in a class from Brenda Hart. This stitch is subtle and can really benefit from threads that match in color but have contrasting textures. it makes a great background stitch, especially when the color matches the canvas.
Follow the Series On-line!
- Introduction, materials and outlining
- Corner Block
- Genny’s Scotch
- Double Brick & Upright Milanese
- Scottish Checker
- Point de Tresse
- Giant Expanded Diagonal Cashmere
- Laidwork (Junipero)
- Montmartre Stitch
- Double Smnyrna Cross Block
- Ming Stitch
- Patterned Threes
- Diagonal Shingle
Come back next week for the next part of the sampler!