Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Raised Cup Stitch

SharonB's TAST stitch for the week is the Raised Cup Stitch. This is one of my all-time favorite stitches, since it makes a flower and I love flowers. I think it's easiest to do this stitch with a fiber that doesn't split easily, like velour or silk ribbon. Click here for my detailed RAISED CUP STITCH TUTORIAL, in case you have trouble with this stitch - it is well worth learning!

Below are some examples of flowers I have made. Do you see the blue flower made of ombre picot-edged ribbon? Just to the right of it is a cream colored raised cup flower made using velour thread. I put a pink french knot in the center. Just to the left of the same blue flower is a pink raised cup flower.

On this last one, after making the flower out of velour, I went back with 3 strands of cotton floss and did a buttonhole stitch around the outer edges.

Happy Stitching,
Lin Moon


Lakshmi said...

Hello Lin,
Your raised cur stitch flowers are beautiful..other flowers too...I just loved the last flower where you have added buttonhole edging to it looks gorgeous...

shirley said...

Like the way you have added the bullion petals to the cup stitch...just completes the stitch.

Lins Artyblobs said...

Like the look you have created.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Helllo from Michigan,

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely message. Your stitching is awesome and I really love reading your blog.

To answer your question the middle pink wild rose is created first by blanket stitch in each seaparate petal. Then You go back to each petal and do detached button hole stitchdoing them loosely and doing some looser than others. The center is french knots.

the English rose is first drawn with 5 different sections with a circle in the center. Do each section completely before going to the next. Do buttonhole stitch and pack them in the section.

Hugs Judy Finish later got company.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Part two: continued

Then you turn the fabric so the edge of the buttonhole stitches are toward you and place ONE Detached Buttonhole on each Buttonhole stitch. Then turn the fabric so the edge of the stitches are away from you and place two loops of Detached Buttonhole on each loop of the previous row. Go down and under the loops and back up at the beginning of the next section. Repeat the steps for each remaining section.

Hope I explained it well enough. Hugs Judy