Saturday, August 10, 2013

Pistil stitches on my garden sampler

A few days ago I added pistil stitch flowers to my garden sampler. I used Stef Francis perle 5 for the flower and perle 12 for the buds. Normally the pistil stitch is wrapped like a French knot, but I wrapped them like a colonial knot. It was easier to control the tension of the stitch. I added green long tailed woven detached chain stitches and fly stitches with perle 8 and 5.
Take a closer look at the pistil stitches on my garden sampler here.

4 comments:

  1. Good idea! I have to try Colonial Knots on the Pistil Stitch. Your garden is so beautiful.

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  2. love the pistal stitch, must use it more. Met Queenie at the festival of quilts yesterday, what a lovely time I had with her

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  3. Your sampler is looking lovely, pistil stitch is a good choice!

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