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:
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! :)