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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,



Anonymous said...

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


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...

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

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 ( and Armenian Embroidery They have step by step tutorial and also designs to try.

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