Inspired by her mother's exquisite embroidery, Ruth began stitching her designs over one linen thread several years ago. Most of her designs may be
When using hand-dyed fibers, Ruth still uses this method. Ruth doesn't like how the stitches seperate when completing each stitch as you go. The effect of the hand-dyed fibers is a bit more subtle with less stripation...and I like it!
It is so very important that we all stitch over one...because we are running out of wall space!
Vertical over one
Stitching over 1 vertically is done in a similar manner to stitching horizontally. You still get an elongated diagonal stitch on the back of the fabric that will lock each stitch in place. Starting at the top, stitch from the lower right to the upper left ///////. To complete the column of stitches, turn your fabric upside down, to keep your hand in a natural position and cross your stitches \\\\\\\.
For future reference.