7 days of stitches and the labyrinth challenge!
Remember the 7 days of stitches blog series? Every day for an entire week, I showed you one embroidery stitch in detail – how it is done, what you can use it for and inspiration on how to use it in your embroidery. As you know, there are many more than 7 embroidery stitches around. So I thought it’s time to make a part 2 of the 7 days of stitches!
Only this time, it’s time to get your embroidery needles out! During the next 14 days, I challenge you to use the embroidery stitch of the day to make a stitch sampler. Not any stitch sampler – a labyrinth sampler!
The labyrinth challenge
Sometimes the embroidery stitch world feels like a massive labyrinth to walk through without a clear path to follow. Every turn you take offers a new thing you should know or a new thing to discover. And just because I like literal word games, I thought: hm, why not making a stitch labyrinth?
How does the labyrinth challenge work?
1. You pick a piece of cloth and some threads. I like mine colorful, so I choose multiple colors. Think of rainbows, go monochrome, uni or whatever you love!
2.Download the labyrinth pattern image. Print it out in the size you want and transfer the pattern to your fabric.
3. Every day from Monday 7th to Sunday 20th I’ll post a new blog post with a tutorial of a stitch. You use this particular stitch and add a piece to the labyrinth.
4. Hop over to Instagram, show your progress and use the hashtag #stitchlabyrinth
5. After 14 days you have a beautiful stitch sampler, congratulations!
The embroidery stitches
In 2014 the first 7 days of stitches came into life and make the entry this time.
Monday: running stitch
Tuesday: back stitch
Wednesday: chain stitch
Thursday: stem stitch
Friday: french knots
Saturday: satin stitch
Sunday: herringbone stitch
In the second week there will be 7 new stitch days with the following stitches:
Monday: blanket stitch
Tuesday: feather stitch
Wednesday: needle weaving
Thursday: cross stitch
Friday: fly stitch
Sunday: straight stitch