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« on: June 24, 2014 11:46:47 AM »

I belong to a Needlecraft Guild which meets once a month.  A year ago we started on these daisies.  Everyone had a square of fabric and copied the daisy design.  Then each month someone would demonstrate a new stitch to be used to fill in one of the petals.
Everyone interpreted this differently.  Some used one colour palette throughout. Some used a variegated thread.  Some made theirs to match their home colour scheme.  I chose to make mine a colour wheel as well as a sampler.



It has been a great learning experience and I have discovered several great new stitches that I would probably not have thought of trying. 
I used to think I hated satin stitch  - however I have discovered that my feelings for satin stitch are mild and benevolent compared with my loathing and utter detestation of bullion stitch.  I completed that petal and if I never set another bullion stitch it will be too soon.

It is signed in the centre using with my initials and the year in french knots. But I used Glow-in-the-dark-thread so you can only see it in the dark.
I haven't decided what to do with it yet. One lady turned hers into a clock but that would mean cutting out the centre.

Details of the stitches used

1 Variations on Herringbone stitch
2 Trellis work
3 Triangular seed stitch
4 Raised stem stitch
5 Bullion stitch   6 Net stitch
7 Portuguese stem stitch   8 Sheaf stitch
9 Feather stitch
10 Chain stitch variations
11 Pekinese stitch 12 Sprat's head stitch
Centre - French knots and beads
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014 11:51:41 AM »

I really like the idea of a colour wheel...and such lovely stitching, too!
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2014 12:12:42 PM »

Very cool! I am floored by all the different stitches.
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014 12:39:04 PM »

I like this very much!  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2014 01:30:14 PM »

I am loving your project, too. Very interesting colors and stitches. I like the clock idea, but as you said...it would ruin this piece to cut out the centre. My thoughts are just to start {or add to} a hoopla wall. Pound a nail and hang it. It is beautiful as it is  Grin

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Oh, and I bookmarked you  Roll Eyes Because I want to try a few of these style stitches myself. Bullion is a pain. Did you have any fingernails left?? And how many band-aids?  Roll Eyes

Sheaf stitch has me interested. There are several others that I will have to look up to try, as well.
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2014 02:24:35 PM »

Love this!  I also really love the idea of learning a new stitch to fill in the design with.  I tend to use the same stitches over and over all the time and this would get one to think out of the box on future projects!
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2014 11:18:14 PM »

Many thanks everyone.
I did have fun trying all the different stitches and their variations.  Experienced embroiderers tell me that bullion stitch becomes easier with practice (a lot of practice) and for some it is one of their favourite stitches.  I think there are enough good stitches without bullion to keep me happily occupied. 
The whole exercise was certainly great for getting out of a rut and discovering new ways of adding texture to a fill.
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2014 07:28:39 AM »

What a cool way to practice and try new things, and still end up with an awesome piece! Love it.
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2014 08:34:04 AM »

um, super rad. Thanks for sharing all of these with us. This looks like a great exercise in both stitchery and patience.
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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2014 02:37:10 PM »

Wow! I love this!!!
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