Friday, September 28, 2012

Stitch In Public Day & Square #8

Yesterday, September 27th, was the day the Embroiderers' Association of Canada had selected as Canada's first National "Stitch in Public" Day.  The Toronto Guild had choosen Gitta's as their public place.  We re-arranged the shop to accomodate enough tables and chairs for everyone.  Some stitchers dropped in and stayed for a while, while most stayed for the entire day.   It was an absolutely wonderful day of stitching, relaxing and sharing.  Conversations covered the gamut, from the serious to the light hearted.  I enjoy events such as this, as it is a great opportunity for stitchers to meet other stitchers.  My mother thoroughly enjoyed herself, she stitched and caught up with some of our regular customers.
I also managed to sit a spell in the afternoon and work on my next pulled thread stitch, the Ringed Backstitch.

8.  Ringed Backstitch 
This stitch is comprised of backstitches over 2 linen threads.  Octagons are formed when two paths are completed.

When starting each row, please note that the first (and last) stitch is over 1 linen thread.

Click here for stitch instructions and stitch diagrams.


  1. The meeting must have been amazing and I love so much the pulled thread your doing... I can't wait gto finish the stitchings I must finish to start doing this as a 15 side biscornu :D Thank you so MUCH for sharing with us this lovely project :)

  2. Wish I lived closer! Looks like the stitching day would have been so much fun! Always great to get together with other stitchers. I too am doing your pulled thread but as a sampler. Going on holidays next week and it is coming with me!
    Thank you!