Thursday, March 16, 2006

SBQ - Week of 3/15

This week's question is:

Do you stitch "over one?" If so, describe your experiences. If not, have you considered it?

I guess my first over one stitching was back in the '90s, when I did several Cherished Teddies pieces on 22 ct. Hardanger cloth. To me, that was just like stitching on aida cloth, only smaller, so I never really thought about it being over one stitching.

In more recent years, I've progressed to doing over one on linen and evenweave fabrics. The smallest I've done was a tiny sampler over one on 40 ct. gauze. Other things I've done over one have been only sections of a design. I like doing small bits of over one stitching, but I don't think I'd want to do a large project that way.


Joanie said...

I hated over one stitching because my floss always slide behind the fabric threads. So I hated it. Then I came across instructions for over one from Ruth Sparrow of The Twisted Threads...she is the QUEEN of over-one! Once I tried her method, I was hooked! Now I am stitching "A Prairie Year" by Prairie Schooler and Miss Mary Mack by La-D-Da Designs over one on an evenweave and loving every minute of my stitching.

Joanie said...

Oh, by the way, here's the link to the instructions for over one stitching by Ruth Sparrow: