March 11, 2012

Carol - Running Stitch


Photos of running stitch which we visited in Stitch 12
Sample stitches (looking very much like teacher's!!)


Section of January's Page


March Page showing small section of running stitch as texture using perle over yet another snippet of dyed scrim.





My March page has Sarah traveling by train across Canada enjoying amazing scenery, making friends and recapturing the romance of rail travel.   This months colours are orange, purple and green.



14 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Love the ruffled trim and the landscape fabric! Nice.
You may need to tone down the white selvedge fabric with some tea (like Nancy).
Off to Canada, are we?

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Debra took the words right out of my fingers. Those dyed fabrics and trims are great. Love the ruffled trim and the texture of the dyed scrim. Wonderful block.

ladyhawthorne said...

Great page, I really like the 'Natural Discoveries' selvedge tag. Great use of what someone else would throw away.

Suztats said...

Yes, the selvedges work really well with your theme, and the scrim really caught my eye. Nice running stitches, great material for your block, and, is Sarah coming to visit me?

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Feel sure she would love to visit.

cq4fun said...

I'd love to go across continent with her! Great ribbons, especially the Canada one. Is the scrim piece actually sewn into the block, or just held down by the stitches? It looks very much like a meadow in the close, close, close up.

Peacock said...

I love the "Natural Discoveries" words! I do agree that the white seems blinding at the moment, though depending upon what you do with stitching and embellishments I might not feel that way at the end... or there's always the tea-dye option as others have mentioned. .. I do find the "(C) by" that follows the words somewhat unfortunate as it makes me focus on the selvedge nature rather than on the wording message. I wonder if some sort of embellishment or cluster to hide the (C) symbol would work?

I absolutely love the texture and color that you got with the running stitches over scrim!

jenclair said...

My favorites: the incorporation of the running stitches on the scrim and the ruffle!

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Scrim held down by stitches as I didn't want a clean edge.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Had to incorporate the "copyright logo" as the selvedge was quite small, but plan to cover later. Really like the idea of tea dye to cover the stark white as I don't envisage using this again on the block.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Perhaps on her visit Sarah could grab a pebble!!

Mary-Frances Main said...

The running stitches are great - I may incorporate more stitches like this as I go along - definitely creative! :)

Debra Spincic said...

Deborah, you might want to try some of these running stitches. They are very easy and look very pretty when finished.

Barbara C said...

That bit of landscape is perfect for your project. It's a nice touch.