Greetings, fellow stitchers! We’re moving right along with the Halloween Stitch-a-Long that started last week.
I’ve finished the embroidery, and as promised, I’m going to show you two different ways to stitch the little 5-point stars in the background area.
In the first version (the one I used in my stitched sample), the star is made using an inverted fly stitch, top with a cross bar.
To make it, bring the needle up at the lower left leg of the star and insert it into the fabric at the lower right leg, making a loop.
Tack the loop in place by bringing the needle up at the center of the star and then inserting it at the top of the center arm of the star. This makes an upside-down (inverted) fly stitch.
Make the cross bar by bring the needle up at the left arm and running the needle under the legs made with the fly stitch, and then down at the tip of the opposite arm.
To make the second version of the star, bring your needle up at the top arm of the star, and then insert it into the center of the star. Repeat around all 5 arms/legs of the star.
TIP: Don’t tug too tighly when making the second version of the star, or you will have a small hole in the center.
Next week, we’re finishing the pumpkin as a stand-up figure, so get your stitch on!