We did it again! Hi, Sharon – even though I’m not technically keeping up with the stitching part of the challenge, I am keeping up with the results! I love jumping around and seeing what everyone does with the stitches, and I only wish I had time to join in.
Unfortunately, the resolution of the video is not so good (Google automatically compresses it!), but it’s clear enough to follow the workings of the stitch. Incidentally, I’m just now adding hair to a clown and to a little old lady (embroidered, obviously!) using drizzle stitch. It works great for “curly hair.”
I’m really so impressed with the longevity and perseverence of this challenge – thanks to you, of course! – and to all the stitchers out there keeping up with it. Congratulations on that!
hmmm … now where did I put my “self threading” needles? LOL
(yes – they DO exist – I have some – they have a gap at the top so you can kind of “pop” the thread into the eye – I use them for hiding the short dangly threads that end up hanging out on the backs of my quilts/etc … if I bother hiding them at all, that is – often I just leave them dangling there … I know – that is rather messy – but so what? – it IS the BACK 😉
btw – the twisted satin stitch was fun – mine ended up looking like little doggy bones! (my last few weeks stitches are not blogged yet, but hopefully they will be in the next day or 5)
I have not been visiting your site for a while. This early morning in dreary England I did. I am Italian living in England and quite sad because I am looking for work and yesterday I have been rejected…again…so I am bit sad, but I wanted to thank you because reading about the ‘personality’ of the drizzle stitch just made the start of this new day a little less hard and brought a little joy…
I was introduced to drizzle stitch at an embroiderers’ Guild meeting shortly before cast-on stitch featured in TAST and think it is great fun. There are a few stitches on my sampler already in among the caston stitches!
What I want to ask is – does anyone know where one can buy really large milliners/straw needles? I really want to do this stitch in thick yarn but can’t get a big enough hole to manage the extra threading. I have chenille needles, but you have to leave the stitch slack with those and it is not easy.