February 14, 2012

Take a Stitch Tuesday: Lazy daisy



This week's Take a Stitch Tuesday stitch is the Lazy daisy. Well, I am no stranger to the Lazy daisy (or detached chain) stitch, so I had fun playing with it last night. I've done many embroidered pieces that used oodles of Lazy daisies - most notably Lottie the dog-faced girl (a pattern by Badbird) and this pink doe.

If you dig vintage embroidery patterns like I do, you'll find tons of lazy daisies in them, so if you want to stitch vintage, this is the stitch to learn.

If you'd like to learn the Lazy daisy stitch, try:

I kept it simple on the daisies, stitching most of them in increments of 5 - an arrangement that seems to be common in real flowers.  I used the same 3 colors of floss I used for the last piece - I plan to use only those 3 on all my hoops.

Here she is next to my chevron hoop from last week's Take A Stitch Tuesday:

You'll notice I used a scrap from the same striped blue and white pillowcase, I just turned it in a different direction for variety. I promise I will get them in better light for a final set of photos - in the meantime, thanks for bearing with these evening shots. :)

Here's the links to people participating in TAST:
Jennifer: http://www.marriedtoabmw.com/search/label/Embroidery
Hanna: http://www.ihanna.nu/tag/tast/
Faith: http://airynothing.net/Blogs/anblog/tast/
Kathy: http://eclecticlamb.wordpress.com/category/embroidery/
Susan: http://cq4fun.livejournal.com/

If you've joined in, please leave a link to your blog or Flickr set in the comments and I'll add you to next week's post! Until next week! :)

Hi, I'm floresita, editor of Feeling Stitchy. I'm an avid stitcher, knitter, and crafter. You can see more of my stitching on Instagram and my blog. My vintage transfer collection is on Vintage Transfer Finds.

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  1. So cool! This is going to make for an awesome collection when you're through! :)

  2. TAST is so much fun, especially seeing what others are doing! Here's my blog http://www.therosejournal.blogspot.com/ Need to get another post up! Coming soon!


  3. Oh thanks for the linkage! I am still doing it, but haven't posted anything recently. But now I'm inspired to do the lazy daizy stitch more! Thanks!

  4. I started the TAST this week because I just found it, hoping to catch up on the ones I missed so far!!

  5. Your lazy daisies look so much better than mine. :) Thanks for the link!