Community Stitch ChallengeThis week I joined the Community Stitch Challenge on Facebook. The event is organised by TextileArtist.org and the first challenge this week was given to us by Sue Stone.
Sue Stone is an amazing textile artist who works mostly with simple stitches, embroidering scenes of everyday life. She teaches many courses and one of her exercise is to stitch four samples using only one type of stitch. This was the first challenge. She had a short video explaining the challenge as well as a set of worksheets explaining the exercise with examples and notes.
|Running Stitch sampler using various threads|
On Friday, Sue Stone did a Q&A session on Facebook. I missed it but I'm very happy to say that it was recorded, so that was a lovely way to pass my Sunday afternoon.
After this exercise, I was inspired to stitch a couple of meditation blocks. Since I had been working with running stitches all week, I continued this in my blocks. They're not the best I've done but it isn't about good, but about meditation.
|Experimental meditation stitching block|
|Adding running stitches to a patterned fabric|
|Chain stitch block in progress|
What I learned
- As I mentioned, I got bored quickly when I was trying to get those first stitches to match in a row. I guess part of my boredom is my frustration of not being able to do something. However, I just ended up changing direction and making my stitching area smaller. I think that this may have made it easier to stitch more even rows of running stitches.
- I joined the Facebook page of the group. I'm not a fan of Facebook and usually avoid it but it was really nice to look at everyone's stitching. There was some pretty cool stuff there.
- The next challenge will be announced on Monday, March 30. I'm really looking forward to seeing what's next 😊
- It's wonderful doing slow stitching when I'm in the mood. It usually takes me a while to relax enough to enjoy it.
- The power of simple hand stitch at TextileArtist.org
- Community Stitch Challenge at TextileArtist.org
- Sue Stone at TextileArtist.org
- More Slow Stitching Meditation Style, January 19, 2020
- Free Motion Mavericks, February 20, 2020
- Relaxing and Playing, July 1, 2019
- Slow Stitching Update, April 13, 2019
What's on this week
- Watching and then making the second challenge, a stitched collage, with Cas Holmes on the Community Stitch Challenge.
- Continue working on my son's version 2.0 of his grandmother's quilt.
- Make a whole bunch of face masks for my sister-in-law and anyone else I know who needs them.
- Have a great quilting / creative / stitching week. 😊
I'm linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching as well as many other fun linking parties. Let's see what everyone is up to this week. I will also be linking up to Free Motion Mavericks - it's Muv's turn to host this week. Find out about her award winning marmalade. Sounds scrumptious! Design Wall Monday, What I Made Monday, Monday Making, To-Do-Tuesday, Midweek Makers,