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follow up from previous blog, http://conniekonnykards.blogspot.com/ I am retired here in UK, well into my seventies, and I have crafted as long as I can remember. OH John and I have been happily married for 54 years. We have a lovely family and a cat with attitude ...... Lots of work from my hobbies is on Flickr.

Friday 20 August 2010

TAST 2010 - 25

Vandyke Stitch
A mini stitch sampler, 6x10cm. which I have worked on over two days as the stitches are quite small and the threads mostly fine -
Stef Francis Fine Perle, Caron Wildflowers and crochet cotton No. 8.
The background is fine linen, Jet Ink printed with a photo of a collection of variegated fibres. I enjoy printing on fine linen but my printer doesn't always! It struggles and makes funny noises.
This is an easy stitch - but as usual I went wrong here and there.


  1. Connie, how do you run linen through your printer? Do you iron it to a backing? I've printed on cotton and silk, but haven't seen printed linen before.

    This is a charming piece with wonderful color and texture.

  2. jowynn, yes I fused the linen onto a Bondaweb or Vilene type fabric which peeled off after printing. It's hard on the printer so I hesitate to recommend the method!
    I hope you pick this reply up - or my comment on your blog, Connie.

  3. I love your sample of Vandyke Stitch, Connie. What a great idea to copy an image of various yarns, a lovely backdrop.

  4. I love that! I iron muslin onto wax paper and run it through my printer. I could do that with linen! I might add a strip of tape across the tape to be extra sure it doesn't fray. Thanks for the tip! This is lovely.

  5. Lovely, just lovely...... thanks for sharing your art. I want to get back home and try this stitch. Enjoyed your blog also!!