I am still here...
...and I haven't forgotten you, nor the leaves I promised to show you 'next week'.
I guess that sometimes life just has different plans but I feel terribly guilty that 'next week' has turned into a month! In fact, I had to check my previous blog post to remember exactly what it was I had intended to show you.
|Wee Tree Leaf Sampler |
Fly Stitch; Cretan Stitch and Fishbone Stitch.
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I had promised: '...three different stitches for the small leaves (not counting satin stitch) so next week I will show you those three stitches and how they compare and can so easily be interchanged.'
Fly stitch; Cretan stitch and Fishbone stitch.
I piled all three into one blogpost, but it ended up going on Foreveeeeerrrrrr....
So I have decided to divide it into three posts, one for each stitch. That way it will also be much easier to find later on if you want to search back to it.
~ ~ ~ ~ BASIC FLY STITCH ~ ~ ~ ~
Fly stitch is a stand alone stitch. Each stitch is completed before you move on to the next. It could be called 'Y' or 'V' stitch as the shape of the stitch, resembles those two letters.
~ ~ ~ ~ FLY STITCH LEAVES ~ ~ ~ ~
Fly stitch is possibly one of the most commonly used stitches for filling small to medium leaves. It is relatively quick and forms a nice center vein down the leaf as you stitch.