This week I thought I might as well use my crumb to work out some
Mountmellick stitches because I will be making a piece
based on this Irish embroidery for a show next year.
Traditionally Mountmellick is worked white on white using thread similar to crochet thread.
I tried out some filling stitches using a crochet thread.
Perhaps it will be easier on a larger design.
Buttonhole stitch might be useful for my project.
I tried thorn stitch....not a favourite of mine.
I tried Mountmellick stitch...think I could play with that one.
Couching....will use that for sure.
Cable chain...not too keen on this one.
Cable braid stitch....yes, that can be played with.
Cable stitch has possibilities.
Bullion knots....not sure, though I do like them.
All part of the process of getting into the mindset of a new piece.
As I write this it is a lovely rainy day, finally!