Tuesday, 19 March 2013

K is for .....

Kite
A very popular subject this week and so many great tags already!

Anytime we have taken out a kite to fly
 it always ends up at some stage with a little collection of knots to unravel!
But this little kit is flying high
the only knots are decorative ones
'French Knots' ~ as the centre cross 
Bullion Knots ~ on the Kensington stitch tail
Kensington stitch is also known split stitch 
&
Klosterstitch a form of single thread couching ~ outlining the kite
Klosterstitch is also known as Bokhara or Roumanian couching. It was widely used in Germany the 14th Century, especially in works associated with convents, hence the name "Kloster" or convent stitch.
Four 'K' stitches in all and two new names for me!



11 comments:

  1. Wonderful! I love the sky colored background!

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  2. Very beautiful Yvonne!! All those colours make it look like it is in the sunshine proclaiming, 'Spring is here!' :0) Mo x

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  3. Very pretty embroidery. Hugs Mrs A.

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  4. Beautiful tag, love the embroidery! Valerie

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  5. Stunning tag this week and so clever to have used four K stitches!! Carolyn x

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  6. Yvonne I know what you are talking about with all the stitch terminology thanks to my online embroidery course.
    Your tag was like a bit of homework for me.

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  7. Amazing how you managed to get so many K stitches onto the tag. Love that kite.

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  8. let's go and fly a kite :-)

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  9. Simple beautiful... Love your needlework... Hugs May x x x

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  10. Beautiful embroidery, Yvonne. Lovely neat and tidy stitching. Reminds me of my C & G days!
    Jane x

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  11. Again, such lovely needlework and four new stitches! What an collection you are making! x

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