Thursday, February 11, 2010
Thread-u-cation Thursday: Scattered Seed Stitch
Thread-u-cation Thursdays- Scattered Seed Stitch
The Scattered Seed Stitch is my version of the traditional seed stitch (where sets of short parallel stitches travel across the fabric). Being an undisciplined stitcher, I just throw individual stitches all over the place. It's more akin to the Straight Stitch (see Feb. 4 post) but I like the name, "Scattered Seed Stitch".
I use it a lot as a texture stitch for filling in larger areas. The most difficult part of making the Scattered Seed Stitch is keeping it random. Try not to have the stitches form a pattern by repeating stitch angles near each other. Think of the stitch angles in terms of an hour hand on a clock. This gives you 6 different directions to make stitches. I make my stitches about 1/4 - 1/2 inch long and try not to drive myself crazy watching the clock.