Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Snail on Temazapam!

More belated TAST - Herringbone, or to be more precise, double back, has occupied my last two days stitching.  When all is revealed it is obvious I am a slow stitcher - but this slow?

All my stitching time yesterday - maybe three hours, at least, were spent on these two puny efforts.





The previous day was slightly more productive - there were square and circle double back.  These are definitely keepers for the future but I just can't see me taking time to stitch  and restitch  the square on the diagonal which occupied more than the lion's share of yesterday's time.

*** I forgot to mention that there is a square doily in Danish Pulled Thread Embroidery that has 81*! of these squares in the centre - what is my trouble?****



These are worked diagonally and are fairly intuitive - the instructions in Fangel are very explicit and easy to follow, in any case.


I really love this double back pulled work and will keep playing despite yesterday's problems. There are some ideas percolating on the back burner for future use.

1 comment:

Miss 376 said...

I sometimes have stitches that do that to me, and then it clicks. Makes you wonder what all the fuss was about sometimes, but it's a process we have to go through. You did get some good results, so it's worth it.