Day 4 with the Spanish feather stitch

Today I’ve hardly had time to do more than hurriedly take a few quick photographs of some of the samples I’ve done. It just seems like a blur of unrelated samples. But in one way or another I’m still trying to explore the Spanish feather stitch.

I did succeed in using some thinner thread, perhaps slightly larger than a Perle 12, that stayed in place with a wider stitch. I’m so glad this experiment worked because that means more flexibility with the stitch than I anticipated. And below that picture are a couple of attempts to embellish one of the “on grid” lines from yesterday’s post.

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The rest of the the work is “off grid”. The extra stitches in the first photograph are cross stitches; in the second, detached chain stitches; and of course, French knots in the third. The fourth photograph is only the Spanish feather stitch except for a little use of threading on the lower right corner.

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