Saturday, 31 October 2015

Smalls SAL - October finish, Needlepoint block

Randje per week is cross stitched borders published in this blog every week. I am saving them for the past two years.  I have started to do the borders as a part of  smalls SAL this month.  Cross stitched with two strands of thread of green and pink threads.  Done a crochet border using pearl cotton no.8 thread.  Turned the cross stitched piece into a coaster.  Happy with the outcome.  


Completed one more needlepoint block.
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PLAITED SQUARE DIAGONAL STITCH
DOUBLE TIED OBLONG CROSS


The top and bottom row with orange color thread is Plaited square diagonal stitch. It can be used to fill large spaces. The other rows in the middle are Double tied oblong cross and its variations.  It forms a nice border.  Both these stitches does not cover the canvas.  Tent stitch can be used to cover it.  I didn't fill it up coz I like it as it is.

The three rows in the sampler so far. I have to complete one more row with four more blocks and the framing should be done with white thread.   


That's all for today.  Will meet u with another finish next week.  Till then happy cross stitching and embroidering.

7 comments:

  1. the cross stitch and crochet coaster look lovely. the needlepoint blocks look wonderful.

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  2. GREAT progress! Both projects look lovely.

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  3. The cross stitch and crochet coaster turned out beautiful.What did you use to back it? Loving the colors in needlepoint sampler.

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  4. Hello Shami
    Both works are beautiful!!

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  5. Lovely work both on cross stitch and needle point block :) Have a lovely day!

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  6. Lovely coaster! Your needlepoint sampler is looking colourful!

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