I have a ton of framed pieces, so I’ve started looking for ways to finish my projects without framing. I won’t give up framing, obviously, but to have something easy to finish without sending to a finisher, well that’s right up my alley right now. I like these Lee self-finishing projects. Most of them are […]
Click here for On Point Wallet Instructions P Let’s finish this up! A finished project is always a good thing! I repeated the Hungarian from the upper left, but this time the area is just a tad larger, and stitched horizontally rather than vertically. If you have trouble making the switch to horizontal, just turn
Click here for On Point Wallet Instructions O I decided to repeat this pattern from the left side, to provide some balance. This project has a lot of different areas, stitches and colors, and it’s easy to go overboard. I think too much makes a design look chaotic, so I thought repeating a motif would
Click here for On Point Wallet Instructions N Sometimes it happens that I will change a design. It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally as I’m stitching something doesn’t work like I want, or I have a different idea. That is what happened here. I had the entire design ready before I began stitching, all laid
Click here for On Point Wallet Instructions M I love these narrow bands. They add some visual interest without being overpowering. And I especially love the contrasting color! This band is stitched in two steps. For the first step, stitch all the way down as shown. This band goes from the very top edge down
Click here for On Point Wallet Design Instructions L The next part of our stitch along is a narrow border of crow’s foot stitches. It took me a bit to figure out exactly the best way to stitch this, but I think I’ve got it! The crow’s feet are all the same, but alternate direction.
Click here for On Point Wallet Instructions Area K The next part is a diagonal row of tied sheaf stitches. Well, they aren’t actually tied sheaf stitches but a modification of tied sheaf stitches. Traditional tied sheaf stitches are stitched with a number of straight lines, then a stitch that gathers them in the middle.
Click here for On Point Wallet instructions Area J We’re still working along the bottom edge, and this week it’s diagonal scotch stitches. I stitched them with two colors, but you can stitch them with one if you prefer. First I stitched with the main color. I selected a lighter color to serve as a
Click here for On Point Wallet instructions Area I We are moving along in our stitch along. I know sometimes it seems like progress is slow, but the end is in sight! Today’s stitch is a motif of Rhodes diamonds. I chose the turquoise color for these to provide a little punch of color in
Click here for On Point Wallet stitch along instructions Area H Don’t you love Bargello! It can take several shapes, but here it’s a relatively simple triangle shape, in color gradations from darkest at the top to lightest at the bottom. Bargello is just straight stitches. Here the straight stitches are over 4 canvas threads