Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Embroidered Birds Cushion

In My Hoop this week:
Continuing this weeks bird theme I am working on some birdy designs 

I normally use back or stem stitch for outlines but thought I would experiment with something different
So I am trying out split stitch

My findings so far:
Split stitch takes more concentration than back stitch 

I feel it doesn't flow as well around curved lines as stem stitch

It produces a nice slightly raised line which is finer than chain stitch and which I think will look good with filling stitches

I will carry on with this and show you my progress next week