PLOS Lesson 5

January 26, 2008 at 10:24 pm 7 comments

While watching the squeak v the squawk (Ladies final of the Australian Open tennis) I took out my sampler for lesson 5 of Personal Library of Stitches online course with Sharon Boggon (alias Sharon B). As it was also 35C it was quite pleasant to sit in front of the tv and the airconditioner and stitch. This sampler design was based on a ‘savewater’ design garden at the Melbourne International Flower and garden Show last year created by Sustainable Gardening Australia.lesson-5.jpg
The ‘smartie’ tree is based on a sculpture by Lisa Jane Miller and is Pekinese stitch, chain stitch and satin stitch.
The grass tree is detached chain and coral stitch.
Foliage is double feather stitch and herringbone.
Native daisies are quill stitch, detached chain and french knots.
Kangaroo paws are slipped cable stitch and alternating cretan.
Spider and web are long arm chain stitch and long & short satin stitch. straight stitch.
Dragonfly is buillion stitch, chain & back stitch.
Now onto Sampler 6! Cheers.


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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Caroline  |  January 27, 2008 at 5:59 am

    Beautiful! Just beautiful!!!

  • 2. carlseapatch  |  January 27, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Thank you Caroline

  • 3. sharon young  |  January 27, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    What a lovely colourful sample to start my day!! You’ve certainly incorporated a lovely selection of stitches here and the textures are gorgeous. What are Kangaroo Paws?

  • 4. carlseapatch  |  January 28, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Hi Sharon,
    I was really happy with this sampler and enjoyed stitching it. Kangaroo paw is the common name for a very distinctive and hardy Australian native plant-Anigozanthos. I have just realized I posted it on Australia day, very appropriate!!

  • 5. Luci F  |  January 31, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    A lovely Aussie selection. Great stitching.

  • 6. MargB  |  February 20, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    this is great Jo Anne. I do love your Kangaroo Paws especially! You are good sticking at it – I have certainly not done as much as I intended when the course finished – other things have got in the way! Hopefully I will catch up soon.

  • 7. MargB  |  February 20, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    I also meant to say – I am pleased you have your blog up and running – I only just discovered it.


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