Tutorial Tuesday

This will be the last of the Satin Stitch Tutorials.  And the last Tutorial Tuesday for a while.  I’m trying to decide what to do next, and I’m coming up blank.  If there are any Hardanger techniques you’d like to learn, please let me know in the comments on this post.  Thanks!

So this week is a “sunburst”.  This was a lot of fun, and really quick to stitch.  For a review of how to make the base shape, the Star, click here.

The arms on this sunburst curve to the left.  To make the arms curve the other way, do these steps backward. 🙂  (Text instructions for this are at the end – pictures are limited because this literally stitches so quickly that I forgot to take pictures in between!)

Start with a left-hand diamond – mine starts by covering 2 threads, and it covers 6 at the widest part.

Run the needle behind the stitches, and come up 2 threads away from the right edge of the bottom stitch.  Work a right-hand vertical ship.

(To make a right-hand curve, start with the left-side vertical ship – curve to the right – then work the right-hand diamond.)

Run the needle behind the stitches and come up 2 threads down from the right edge of the bottom stitch (turning the corner).  Work 1 left-hand diamond and 1 right-side vertical ship on each side.  When it’s finished it will look like:

If it goes the opposite direction, it will look like:

And a look at the whole Tutorial Sampler so far.  I want to do something interesting in some of the diamonds – instead of cutwork, I mean.  And I need to finish the wrapping and filling on the sides.

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