For A Time to Stitch 3, we were asked to learn two new stitches, one flat and one spiral. The spiral stitch I chose to try was the Russian Spiral and I fell in love with it immediately. Once you set up the first few rows, it's a fun and easy pattern to follow. It's also meditatively relaxing. Oh how I need this stitch!
I have this awesome daisy/tulip lentil bead from Golem Design Studios, and I created the spiral using off-white size 8 seed beads and size 11 orange-lined green seed beads.
I really love the way this rope works up! So pretty!
The flat stitch I chose to try was the brick stitch. I originally chose a square shaped pattern to bead, but found it too difficult. I then tried a pattern that worked with the natural decreasing element of the stitch and found that to be so much easier!
I really liked working the spiral stitch, but the jury's still out on the brick stitch ... I definitely need more practice with that one!
Thank you Christine and Therese for the challenge and for slowly, but surely, increasing my beadweaving repertoire!