Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A Little More Casalguidi...

I wanted to try stitching a deep curve, still using a felt strip as the base. I basted the felt down, covered it with satin stitches, pulling them a little tight to create some dimension. Then I proceeded in the traditional way, adding foundation stitches and working the stem stitches over those.

I really like the organic nature of this stitch.

4 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

This looks very, very cool.
Time consuming, though!

jeanette, mistress of longears said...

How on earth did you learn this technique? I have several embroidery stitch books, but it isn't in them. Is it from some other kind of needlework?

Conni said...
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Conni said...

Jeanette, instructions for this stitch can be found in Sharon B's
Stitch Dictionary under Casalguidi Stitch. Instead of using threads for the base, I used felt. It's easy and lots of fun.