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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Ceylon stitch - ROSE sampler

It's been a while since the last ROSE post , isn't it ? After putting off for all these days, today finally I took up a new stitch which had been reserved for learning for a long long time. The stitch is called Ceylon stitch and I first came across this one during Sharon's TAST. I think I had posted some information on the same in my blog - ahh,here it is . To cut the story short, I tried it today and oh,boy - it does require patience!!!

Ceylon stitch is a medium detached filling stitch. Medium because there are threads going across the back of the fabric when you stitch it.I found two variations - one which starts with a bar and one which does not. Tricia wilson has a nice little tutorial for the non bar variation .

Wouldn't you like to see my attempts?


The two variations - the pink one is a repeat attempt of the first. After all the wrapping and tugging of bullions ,I had to struggle a little to maintain the tension of the loops.


Pink 'blue bell' with Ceylon stitch :)


Blue bell.

So , that's it for the time being. I've added one more stitch to my kitty. Hope you too will try this out.

Love,luck and sunshine,

Deepa

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Deepa, I'm a regular reader of your blog. I love all your posts. The Ceylon stitch is really wonderful.

Savitha

neki desu said...

hmm, never had luck with bullion stitch and ended up severely disliking it .
thanks for your good wish message you left in my blog :-)

neki desu

Anonymous said...

hi deepa,,these days iam looking for the smocking thing.i want to learn it .do u have any idea about smocking?

Deepa said...

Hi
There are plenty of tutorials for smocking .Honeycomb stitch is a stitch used for smocking -you'll find it in artsanddesigns.com
Hope this helps
Deepa

Sangheetha said...

Hi, Your ROSE Sampler is nice.You are coming up with nice and unknown stitches.You may like to try the Kutch Embroidery ( http://kutchwork-tutorial.blogspot.com) and Armenian Embroidery http://armenianembroidery.tripod.com/. They have step by step tutorial and also designs to try.
Thanks,
Sangheetha,
Bangalore

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Deepa, I love looking at all your beautiful stitching. Your work is truly a work of art. I also love looking at all the different stitches you use from your country. Nice to see. Hugs Judy