5: SAMPLES FROM OBSERVATIONAL RECORDINGS (STITCH SAMPLES)
This was very enjoyable – only problem with it was when to stop! And I’ve always been a bit confused as to which stitches are ‘Strictly Canvas’! There does seem to be quite a lot of variation in different books and, since you can use all sorts of other stitches, I’m not absolutely sure that some of these really do count as canvas stitches.
I used oddments of thread, and bits of canvas left from making Christmas cards, so most of them were worked on 10HPI, but I used 14HPI to try Rhodes stitch variations.
My samples were stitched on to black paper, which was then glued into the sketch book. And each piece was photocopied, so I could name them, without spoiling the samples.
My choices were a bit haphazard. A more organised approach would have grouped different categories of stitch together – eg crossed stitches.