Wonder Woman

finished projects, stitch it!

Here’s my first entry for the &Stitches: Old Stitches, New Tricks competition – wish me luck! I had a lot of fun learning and improvising new stitches for this project! I wound yellow thread through black backstitching to mimic rope for the Lasso of Truth and combined straight stitch and fly stitch to create the small 5-pointed stars. The ‘W’ on the bodice was done in Hungarian braided chain stitch and plain braided chain stitch, outlined by couching one strand of black thread. I’d never tried any of those stitches before and I’m happy with the texture they add. The red bodice and yellow belt were filled in with chain stitch, which I also used for the hair and most of the outlines. I filled the shorts in with stem stitch – I’d never used it as a filler stitch before and the effect is really smooth! I definitely added a couple of stitches to my repertoire and I’m happy with the end result!

***UPDATE: I placed third! Click here to check out the other winning submissions. Thanks &Stitches for a fun contest! ***

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I'm a dye hard fan of textile history and come from a family of crafters. I'm interested in learning more about embroidery by trying out age old techniques with a contemporary twist. I hope you enjoy looking through my projects and that they inspire you to give stitching a try!

3 thoughts on “Wonder Woman”

  1. Kathy W says:

    Wow! Very impressive! Those individual stitches in the chain stitch must be miniscule.

  2. Gemma says:

    Love this one, I bet everyone is missing you at manna house in kendal

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