Thursday, 23 January 2014

Tapestry V cross stitch

tapestry v cross stitch
Tapestry V cross stitch

This week I've been learning Tapestry and the difference between Tapestry and cross stitch,
although Tapestry looks like cross stitch with only half a stitch being made they are very different.

Half cross stitch front

Half cross stitch back

There are two main stitches used in Tapestry, The Continental stitch and the basket weave stitch, both of which I learnt this week and WHY you need to use them rather than just a basic half cross stitch.

The two stitches

Although ALL the stitches look the same from the front of the work its the back of the work that is just as important.

the difference on back of work

The Continental stitch gives a thickness to your work because it uses more yarn so giving wear and durability to your beautiful creations as does the basket weave stitch but this stitch can be used over a bigger area for fast stitching.

as Tapestry tends to wear from the back of your work first the half cross stitch should never be used in Tapestry.

Here's how they are done.

Basket Weave

Basket Weave Stitching


Continental Stitching

Happy Stitching :)

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Baby Chipmunk Start

Hi All :)

Well last week was baby chipmunk week and this is the progress so far,
he's going to be a cutie :)
I'm glad I had a break from the Afghan and did some latch hook as this is another BROWN baby so soon after the squirrel which was also BROWN!

Next week it's back to my winter cat project for one week.
I SO want to get that one done..especially now because I need the frame for my Tapestry cats

happy stitching :)

Friday, 17 January 2014

A Cosy Evening By The Fire

These two have had a busy day chasing mice all day and are all burned out
I bought this beautiful kit yesterday and it is called all burned out,
its not cross stitch or latch hook but tapestry lol yet another craft to learn hahaha
OMG I have to stop looking and shopping on the web but this was the last one and discontinued so I just had to have it.. don't you think I was right to buy it... you know I was right haha
Oh and I saw this while I was there

Cute or what haha some how she found her way into my shopping basket
happy stitching :)

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

While the cats away...

Last weeks project was my new Latch Hook Kit
"Cats and Mice"

I'm enjoying this very much :)
This is my progress so far,
I'll come back to this project in a couple of weeks. 

while the cats away latchhook
while the cats away

I've already bought another kit for my next project :)
and here it is,
Winnie the pooh and friends :)
A Rug for my future Grandchild.
I Just know I'll love making this!

winnie the pooh and friends latch hook
winnie the pooh and friends

and this weeks project is back to the baby Afghan and block 4
which is baby Chipmunk :)

Happy stitching!

Saturday, 4 January 2014

The Mice Will play...

Hi All :)
Today my Latch Hook kit turned up :) its a Rug with cats and mice on and looks fun to make.
This will be my second Latch Hook project.
my first, the cushion I got really addicted too and finished within a week

but this time I intend to do one week of this, one week of my winter cat and one week of my baby Afghan, so I will have a variety of things to do :) variety is the spice of life haha
so my winter cat may not be finished in February, it may be march but who cares as long as I'm enjoying what I'm doing :)

happy stitching :)

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Winter cat update 7

Happy New Year!
It's 2014 and my first post of the new year :)

This is the progress on winter cat
it will now be finished sometime in January February
very fitting as its a winter cat :)

happy stitching :)

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