Friday, August 5, 2016

Interlaced Back Stitch...

Wool Applique - How To Do An Interlaced Back Stitch by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Blog
Wool Applique

Stem Stitch ?  No.
Sometimes, I just want a little more texture
in my stitching.  Nothing fancy...
something simple and easy.

I chose to do an Interlaced Back Stitch
for the stems on my Table Runner.
Want to see how easy it is ?





Interlaced Back Stitch


Wool Applique - How To Do An Interlaced Back Stitch by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Blog

Start with a simple line of Back Stitch.




Wool Applique - How To Do An Interlaced Back Stitch by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Blog

Bring needle directly up beside the first Back Stitch.
Slide needle, right to left, under the next Back Stitch.
(Do not pierce the fabric, 
except to begin the stitch and to end the stitch. 
Interlacing goes directly
under stitches, not to the back of fabric.)




Wool Applique - How To Do An Interlaced Back Stitch by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Blog

Repeat with next Back Stitch,
going left to right, this time.




Wool Applique - How To Do An Interlaced Back Stitch by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Blog

Keep repeating this process,
moving up your line of Back Stitches.




Wool Applique - How To Do An Interlaced Back Stitch by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Blog

When you reach the end of your line of Back Stitch,
you can either end the interlacing,
(as I did for my stems),
or continue down the opposite side,
in the same manner.




Wool Applique - How To Do An Interlaced Back Stitch by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Blog

The top half of this line of Back Stitch, 
shows interlacing on both sides of the Back Stitch.
The finished look resembles a dashed line connected
with tiny circles.

The bottom half of this line of Back Stitch,
shows interlacing on only one side of the Back Stitch.




Wool Applique - How To Do An Interlaced Back Stitch by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Blog

The leaf stems on my wool Table Runner use a
'half' Interlaced Back Stitch.
This gives the stems texture, 
without the small circles, which I didn't want.




Wool Applique - How To Do An Interlaced Back Stitch by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com - Blog

Have a wonderful Friday, my friends !
Rose


10 comments:

  1. Rose, Thanks so much. I love this and will be using it soon...

    Enjoy the day and weekend too,
    Peace for all,
    Barb

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  2. You do incredible detail on your pieces and your stitches are so even they look like they are machine done by a program. I know they aren't but they don't look like a human made them, lol. BTW, that was supposed to be a compliment.

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  3. Very cool stitch and with your instruction looks very easy.
    Thanks!!!
    Lauren

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  4. Thanks so much for this Rose, your work is lovely...as usual!

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  5. I always learn so much from your tutorials. You do a great job. I really like that stitch.

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  6. Oooooh! I like this stitch very much! Will give it a try on my next mat!

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  7. I too like this stitch and will try it soon... Thx

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  8. i love that stitch, I weave the needle eye first so I don't catch the wool. Love the effect of your neutral and green threads together.

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  9. Love this stitch - I shared it with a stitching group that I host on Facebook. Thank you for sharing this!

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  10. I never knew about this particular stem stitch....and I LOVE IT! I will def. be using it many times in my wool applique projects. Thank you!

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So glad to have you here visiting...
would love to hear your thoughts !
Rose