Sunday, October 16, 2016

Stitch Itch

No real planning is required with a piece like this. I started with two hand-dyed (not by me) pieces. I had cut up one of them already and so had to stitch it back together.

The two rectangles are basted together using Jude Hill's glue stitch or invisible stitch. I am fond of this basting technique because it behaves like one piece of cloth and yet it is easy to separate when the design requires it.

Stitching on a park bench
I cut the top layer away and reveal color gradation beneath, using a hand-turned reverse-applique stitch. A lot of joy for so little work. zen.

the glue stitch from the back, invisible on the front.


  1. it is very easy to take things out yes, unless you use the backstitch version

    1. I do use the back stitch. It is pretty easy to cut away the top layer and remove a basting stitch or two when it gets in the way. I never try to remove more than one or two stitches at a time. And the remaining back stitches keep the two layers together.

  2. A new, to me, stitch.............I'll file this one away for use when I need it. Thanks.....oh, and such beautiful colors in those fabrics!