Slow Stitching Winter 2022 – part 1

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In the picture you see a detail of a Slow Stitching embroidery I am working on. For those who do not know what Slow Stitching is, here is a brief explanation. Slow Stitching is a way of stitching without a pattern, where the pleasure of stitching simple stitches is the main thing. A beautiful result is not the main goal, but it is about enjoying the stitching itself, very relaxed, stitch by stitch.

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It started with a beautiful piece of gobelin fabric. The longer I looked at it, the more excited I got to decorate this piece with embroidery, lace and beads.

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Without knowing in advance how it would turn out, I picked out various yarns, lace and applications that did color with the fabric. Time would tell if everything would come in handy.

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I started stitching on the section at the bottom right of the picture.

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First, I embroidered festoon stitches and stem stitches around the design on the fabric. Then I embroidered several rows with running stitches. The motif is not embroidered completely, because I ran out of thread. Now I could have continued embroidering with the running stitches with a new thread, but I got a nicer idea.

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With loose chain stitches, a small white applique as a heart with blue beads, the open part was decorated with 2 flowers.

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In this photo you see middle left and middle right 2 quarter circles. I thought it would be fun to decorate it with a string of transparent beads.

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In this photo the beads are attached with a transparent sewing thread.

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Along the beads I embroidered some stem stitches and sequins.

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Here it can be seen a little more clearly.

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Here’s a small overview.

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In this photo is a spool of blue glittery thread. This yarn is too thick to embroider with, but I solved that by fastening it with a thin thread, this is the technique of sewing on the thread. I have also applied this technique in a few other places as you can see in the next 2 pictures.

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In the last 2 pictures I have embroidered the beads and the blue glittery thread on the left side of the gobelin patch.

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In this photo you can see that the left side is embroidered with basting stitches.

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To finish it off, a flower of tulle was added to the embroidery.

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So far where I left off with embroidery and added some new ideas, such as a number of applications in the form of flowers on the right, silver-colored gauze ribbon at the bottom and diamond-shaped applications on the left.

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The diamond-shaped applications can be seen more clearly in this photo. The flower at the top left does not participate. The transparent piece of cloth at the bottom of the photo is.

This was the first embroidery report. There will be a next part when I have progressed further. It is quite a large piece of work, but oh so much fun to do.

Enjoy watching.
Greetings, Catherine.

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