2020 January Program

Updated: Jan 21

10 x 10 x 12 Stitch Technique Sewing Notions Book

Pattern from Lisa DuBois

Program Teacher: Lisa DuBois

Lisa DuBois will be creating the base pattern for Notions Book. The stitching area will be about 10 x 10 inches and the finished size will be 5 x 10 inches. Fabric and threads can be from your stash.


Using a variety of techniques throughout the year we will add a new stitch to the Notions Book each month. The new technique will be shown and featured in this article. Keep checking back every month for the updates.


The featured stitch may be used as a band or put together as a block. The design is up to you.


Lisa has put together an inspiration Pinterest board of embroidery bands. Take a look at the inspirations at: https://www.pinterest.com/lisabenzing9/embroidery-stitches-bands/


A template pattern will be provided at our January meeting to our CNY EGA members to help design their own sewing notions book. Each month we will look at different stitching techniques to use.


Please share any special stitches and your progress in the comments sections.


January Stitch - Long Arm Cross Stitch

Sourced from https://www.artsanddesigns.com/glossary/L

Work from left to right. Start at bottom left and work the bigger part of the stitch to top right, then bring needle through below at bottom right and work up to top left, which is only halfway to the starting point. Bring needle up below to start next stitch.

Image: https://www.artsanddesigns.com/images/glossary/embroidery/thumbs/longarmed_cross.jpg


February Stitch - Woven Stitch

A great tutorial on the woven stitch is at this link:

http://www.caron-net.com/classes/classeptfiles/clasept.html


March Stitch - Half Rhodes

Sourced from https://www.artsanddesigns.com/glossary/H

A variation on rhodes stitch this is worked in diagonal rows from the top left to bottom right with stitches interlocking on the row above. The first stitch is worked diagonally over six intersections and the following stitches are worked in an anti clockwise direction until seven have been worked.

Image:

https://www.artsanddesigns.com/images/glossary/embroidery/thumbs/half_rhodes.jpg

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