Friday, August 29, 2008

Net Stitching

This is just another hand stitching technique that I've used in my recent project. Well, I must admit that I do tend to hand stitch a lot in my projects. It's partly because I do not own any sewing machine...lol! Secondly, I love the versatility of using hand stitching.

Here are the steps.
1) Draw two circles using a pencil on your project. One of the circle needs to be bigger than the other. Then, layer your page on top of a piece of crafting foam and start poking holes (on both circles) using a needle or pin to make your stitching holes before actual stitching. When you start to stitch, remember to stitch diagonally as the picture above in one direction.
2) After you've finished one whole circle with step 1, stitch the opposite direction with the same stitches.

3) When you're finished, you've get a net stitching look. I've used two different colours of floss to do my stitching for a dual tone stitching effect. It didn't show much in the picture above but you'll get an awesome effect with it. I've used a grey and blue floss in my project.

You can also experiment using this technique with different shapes ie. square, rectangle, oval etc. Try it! I'm sorry but you all would have to wait till mid Sept to see the finish layout.

18 comments:

Tonya said...

Okay this totally rocks. I am so going to do this!!!!! You always amaze me!!!!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

Good Lord!! Where you going?? LOL Wait until mid September to see the finished layout??? :) Oh, no!!! Love the technique...I usually machine stitch my LOs basically because manually takes so long...but I guess I will have to try this technique. :) love your fantastic ideas. :)

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

LOL! Tereza, I'm not going anywhere just yet. This layout is for a DT work which I am only allowed to upload by 15th Sept. I won't leave all of you without a notice...lol! I loveee all my blog readers!

paulien710 said...

ohhhhhh this looks terrific!!!!!!

Shame we have to wait so long, for seeing the complete page!
This totally rocks Irene!!!!!

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Wow! This looks sooo cool! Can't wait to see the whole layout page, completed!! :D

Have a nice weekend! :)

Fryne said...

looks great!!!!!!!!
I wish I could see the whole project earlier :((((((((

Jocelyn said...

Thanks for teaching us how to do this technique! It is so amazing. I cross stitch so this should be fun to do on a page! Can't wait to see the completed page!

Prettier Stuff said...

This is wonderful. I have done this a couple of time on LO's. It is time consuming but it's worth it. I love everything you do and look forward to opening my e-nail each day and finding a new post from your blog. It seems like you have been really busy lately. I cant' wait to check out Pandoras Willow Tree. I'm headed over there now. Thanks for all your insperation Melissa

croppin carla said...

WOW....that is really cool...totally LOVE the effect of it.
You have a BLOG award....check out my blog......

Beate said...

OMG this is brilliant, cant wait to see more. I love the new look of your blog. :)

Debby said...

You are the most AMAZING artist ever!

TanishaRenee said...

I love visiting your blog- there's always something to learn! I've given you a blog award- check out my blog.

Tejal said...

Hi Irene, I've nominated you for The Best Hobby blog at the Blogger's Choice Awards. You can put up a badge in your blog and ask everyone to vote for you..
Here's the link for you..

http://www.bloggerschoiceawards.com/blogs/show/55981

Rleen said...

wow! Irene this is really cool! Another fabulous technique you have here! You are so talented! I love all the techniques in your pages.

amylynn said...

Wow! Can't wait to try this! You do the most amazing things. Thanks so much for being such an inspiration!

amylynn said...

Wow! You are such an inspiration!

inkyheart said...

That is such a lovely way to frame the layout. Thanks for sharing your inspiring work.

MD said...

J'ai adoré , ce superbe travail
bravooooooooooooooooooo
MD





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