Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pattern Darning

I love pattern darning, almost as much as I love bargello. There's just something about it that makes a design so pretty. I finished up the pattern darning row on "Happy Haunting" late last night.

Happy Haunting

I just have a few more rows and then I'll be on to the graveyard at the bottom! Can't wait for that! It's such a cute little graveyard. :) Write soon!

Edited to add: I had a few people ask what pattern darning is. It's is the last band of stitching that is shown on my sampler. Here is an article from the ANG to learn more. :)

38 comments:

  1. VERY cute! Can't wait to see it in person! :-)

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  2. You are really making great progress on this!! I don't mind doing the pattern darning, but always get messed up on the rows worked right to left.

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  3. Wow, does that look good! I don't even know what pattern darning is, but I ASSUME it's what makes up the bit at the bottom--red diamonds.
    I've been working on BTSS lately and hope to have enough to show on my Blog soon. :D

    I do have a question about the rolla frame you're using there: which sizes are they? I've been contemplating ordering some from DSL, BUT, I just can't decide on what size I should start with.

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  4. Great progress Nicole! Love the colors and bands in this one.

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  5. Nicole, this is just so wonderful! It's so nice to get to see what the design looks like up close. Those SB pics are lousy (sorry SB!).

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  6. I dont know what pattern darning is but it look beautiful. Lovely progress.

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  7. Wow Nicole this is just so pretty and the picture on the pattern doesn't do it justice as yourstitching here does! I bet that the pattern darning was really fun. I think I am going to end up getting this one. I would put it up all year though. Too much work not to and it is so bright and cheery! I love it!!

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  8. This is sooo pretty!!!!! Those bands really make the whole piece so interesting~

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  9. Gorgeous Nicole - can't wait to see the finished piece! Beautiful stitching!

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  10. rohhh i like this pattern with butternut ! so cute i love the colors

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  11. Darn it! I love pattern darning, too, but it's been ages since I did any. It was probably another SB project.

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  12. wow it has great colours love it!! can't wait to see the graveyard too!

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  13. You make quick work of every sampler you touch. The colors in this SB design are scrumptious!

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  14. Really really cute! For a halloween design, it's very colourful and fun (rather than lots of black i mean)

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  15. You would love Shepherd Bush's Millennium Sampler, that is almost all pattern darning. There is a photo in my album, under framed pieces.

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  16. It's looking good. I didn't know graveyards could be 'cute' LOL!

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  17. I did a little bit of darning on a Drawn Thread piece and it was very satisfying to do. Your piece looks great. x

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  18. You've got a bit done since the last post, Nicole. Still looking lovely and such beautiful stitching. I think I've only done that pattern darning once before (Autumn Blessings?) and loved how the finished result looked. Keep those progress pics coming!

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  19. I hesitated so long to ask you this...then I saw that I wasn't alone! What is pattern darning? There, I've asked. Is my face red?

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  20. Gosh, Nicole, that's really pretty. Your pattern darning looks great too. You'll be done with this one soon. I so love their Halloween pieces.
    hugs
    Debs

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  21. This design is so cute - great progress!

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  22. This pattern just looks better each time you post it!

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  23. Great progress, you're speeding along with it.

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  24. Awesome Nicole! I really love this project. Darn, another one to add to the stash.

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  25. This is really coming along, you stitch so fast! Thank you for the link to more info on the darning.

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  26. Love your Halloween stitching, don't you just love working with those yummy fall colors? They are my favorite!!

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  27. Such a beautiful piece - that pattern darning is so cool looking. Love it!

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  28. Cute and graveyard shouldn't be in the same sentence but it sure applies here. Great job! Can't wait to see more.

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  29. Only Shepherd's Bush could make a person say "cute" and "graveyard" in the same sentence! It looks fantastic!

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  30. Looks great! I just tried pattern darning for the first time, and really enjoyed it. I see you're listening to Echo in the Bone--I just finished it, and loved it!

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  31. Looks wonderful. I've only just started pattern darning after years of cross stitch and embroidery. You've given me a boost to really get going.

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