Sorry everyone, blogger refused to post, even though I had this scheduled. :(
Hi all! It's a Time to Stitch!!! The two lovely originators of this idea are Therese Frank and Christine Altmiller. I participated in their first Hop, you can see the results of that challenge here. That challenge the stitches were peyote and herringbone. This time we got to explore right angle weave, and St. Petersburg.
Both of these are lovely stitches, and RAW lends itself wonderfully to embellishment. I was fortunate enough to win Stitch Workshop-Right Angle Weave last year, and it has many wonderful projects in it. There was one in there that captured my attention every time I opened the book. It's not a complicated design, and works up very quickly.
These colors are a bit unexpected together, but I love the way they work. Amber, lavender, pink and gold.
I have to say, the fun colors in this one really grab me. I think they show off the pattern perfectly.
Come back on Saturday to see a really cool variation of RAW----CRAW!!
The next stitch was St. Petersburg. I love this stitch, but it does frustrate me a bit, since it's very hard for me to maintain tight tension in it. If you use 11's and 15's, it gives a very soft, feminine look. I chose to use size 8's for the bracelet, because I fell in love with the beads when I received them from Red Panda Beads. I had some silver lined garnet beads that went perfectly with the matte AB beads from Red Panda.
Isn't it beautiful? Not tooting my own horn at all, this is such a pretty stitch. I used a coordinating frosted pink AB size 6 along the top of the band to give it a bit more presence, and to tighten it up some.
This is a double St. Petersburg, and I stitched the first side with the silverlined garnet as the main bead, and the matte as the accent bead. Then I switched for the other side, using the matte beads as the main, and the sl garnet as the accent. I love how it turned out. The only thing I would caution is that it will shrink just a bit if you add the top beads.
Ok, that's enough of my eye candy, go check out the other participants!
Huge thank you's to Therese and Christine!!!!
Shirley Moore You are here!