Samplers & Stitching Ideas

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Penny is a member of the independent stitch group 'Take a Stitch 2 Durham', she also stitches with a small group of friends under the banner of 'Green Stitch'. Penny exhibits her work with 'Interface Arts Durham'.

Contemporary Stitch Samplers:

From time to time Penny creates contemporary samplers that focus on a stitch, technique, or tones and tints of a colour.

Composite Band Stitches (threaded stitches) using complementary colours with Perle threads on evenweave fabric (20cm square)

Seeding Stitches: Appletons crewel wool on evenweave fabric (30cm square)

Goldwork Sampler with Couching Stitches on evenweave fabric (30cm square)

Canvaswork Stitches with various threads, wools and ribbon on 24 count canvas (20cm square)

Contemporary Whitework Stitches with various threads, wools and ribbon on 28 count linen (20 x 15 cm)

Kick-start stitching:

A modern colour wheel using hand stitch variations: six colours, six segments, six stitches.

Mono-printing with stitch: Create a small hand printed and hand stitched panel.

Textile postcard art: Use eco-dyed fabric, bound washers and found objects to create a unique stitched postcard (can be used as the front of a greetings card)

Greetings Cards:

I make a small range of hand (or machine) stitched cards for sending to family and friends. August is usually busy as I plan and start making over 50 cards for the winter festive season...

A cheery greetings card: Create a unique card for someone special:

  • 'Sunshine makes me smile' a floral arrangement in a vase. using suffolk puffs and hand stitch
  • Inspired by the garden, abstract design with lace edging
  • Valentine heart
  • Winter festive greetings

A modern sampler: Use found or discarded objects with hand stitch:

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