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Cream Bow Stitch Guide

Threads

  • Essentials Salamander 708
  • Pepper Pot Silk Coconut 066
  • Pepper Pot Silk Watercress 087
  • Pepper Pot Silk Quartz 134
  • Planet Earth Silk Caneel Bay 077
  • Planet Earth Silk Spa 210
  • Planet Earth Silk Whisper 226
  • Planet Earth Wool Cuddle 014

Unless otherwise noted use a single strand of thread in your needle. 

Stitches

  • Woven Stitch
  • French Knots
  • Satin Stitch
  • Tent Stitch
  • Reverse Tent Stitch

Detailed Photo

Area: Blue Bow

Threads used: 

  • Planet Earth Silk Caneel Bay 077
  • Planet Earth Silk Spa 210
  • Planet Earth Silk Whisper 226 

Stitches used:

  • Woven Stitch

Stitch the bow in Woven Stitch using Planet Earth Silk Spa 210 for the main blue, Planet Earth Silk Whisper 226 for the highlights, and Planet Earth Silk Caneel Bay 077 for the shadows.

See compensating instructions below.

Area: Posies

Threads used:

  • Essentials Salamander 708
  • Pepper Pot Silk Quartz 134
  • Planet Earth Wool Cuddle 014

Stitches used:

  • French Knots
  • Satin Stitch
  • Tent Stitch
  • Reverse Tent Stitch

Stitch the flower centers in French Knots using Pepper Pot Silk Quartz 134.

Stitch the flowers in Tent Stitch using Planet Earth Wool Cuddle 014.

Stitch the stems in Tent Stitch and Reverse Tent Stitch using two strands of Essentials Salamander 708. Stitch the main diagonal stem in Reverse Tent Stitch. Stitch the top stem in Tent Stitch. Stitch the bottom stem in two Tent Stitches.

Stitch the leaves in Satin Stitch using two strands of Essentials Salamander 708. For the two bottom leaves and the right hand leaf: angle the Satin Stitch from bottom left to top right. For the left hand middle leaf: angle the Satin Stitch from bottom right to top left.

Area: Background

Threads used:

  • Pepper Pot Silk Coconut 066
  • Pepper Pot Silk Watercress 087

Stitches used:

  • French Knot
  • Tent Stitch
Stitch the background in Tent Stitch using Pepper Pot Silk Coconut 066.

Stitch the green dots in French Knots using Pepper Pot Silk Watercress 087.

Compensating Instructions

What is compensating? Click here. 

Satin Stitch

When compensating Satin Stitch, simply end the stitch short at the color edge (if the area is small enough the Satin Stitch may turn into a Tent Stitch or Reverse Tent Stitch).

Woven Stitch

I love Woven Stitch for its ease of compensating! If you can’t take a full stitch, you will simply be compensating with a Tent Stitch (or Reverse Tent depending on the angle of the Woven Stitch you are compensating).

Where the bow ribbon overlaps, end the stitch short (and compensate) to help define the edge (see photo illustration below).

However, where the ribbon changes colors without meeting an edge (such as the highlight on the knot) do not compensate. Simply take a full stitch, fitting it within the color area to the best of your ability.

Watch my live class "All About Woven Stitch" where I walk you through stitching the bow HERE. 

 

Ribbon overlaps are marked in pink

 

Stitch Diagrams

 

Stitch Videos

 


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