Saturday, June 23, 2012

Bloggin' 'bout Backstitch

I always hear how so many stitchers hate to backstitch.  Not me!  I don't mind it at all, because I adore how as I backstitch, the piece comes alive with detail.  I decided to take pictures of my latest project, a small Teresa Wentzler design called Playful Kittens, which I started for this month's IHSW, and specifically did to have a portable project to take out of town on a business trip.  Anyway, I finished the kitties today, and before I did the backstitch, I took a picture.  So, here are photos of the piece prior to backstitching it, and the completed piece.  Yay!! Another finished Wentzler!

"Playful Kittens" (TW Designworks) before backstitch

Completed "Playful Kittens" (TW Designworks) Backstitched
[stitched over two, on 28 ct. cream linen]
Completed June 2012


  1. Yay! A finish! This is really good and I agree that backstitch adds so much. It's also relaxing, at least I think so. I've got a new project I'm working on to share on Wednesday ; linen and it's a sampler.

  2. I agree, backstitching just brings the picture alive. Terrific finish.

  3. Your kittens are beautiful. I love taking before and after pictures with backstitching. But on big projects, I do the backstitching as I go along instead of saving it all for the end. Some pieces really do need it and it makes all the difference!

  4. Isn't backstitching wonderful? Your kittens are adorable. congrats on the finish.