Off topic

I got totally sidetracked while making the background for some cast on stitches. This is what did it.

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The stitches in this delicate lacy plant for my background are what totally captivated me. I started doing a fly stitch and then thought about tying it for a little spread at the top and a bulb-like look at the bottom. I tried some more little plants on the felt with tiny beads in the blub part but got so hasty in my photographing I forgot to snap their picture. The beads seem to go well with this stitch.

I tried it “on grid”.

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Then I had to experiment with off grid lines and trials with threads. And there went my stitching time–all used up on an off topic stitch.

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100/3 compared with pima cotton

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Whether this stitch is in use and has a name, I’ve not had time to explore. I almost think it’s something I’ve worked with before, but I’m not certain.

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