We started with a piece of white linen and some white Perle cotton in sizes 8 and 5. It was to be a needle case or a small bag which is why I've only stitched on half of it. We started with four-sided stitch to make a border.
Then added in a grid of four-sided stitch in the centre. No Blogger, I have not spelled centre wrong, when will you learn that I am English!
Then we started the raised band. We used some random threads that the wonderful teacher (alas, I don't remember her name) gave us and couched them down in a rough circle on top of the grid.
Then we did a close satin stitch in the perle 8 all the way round.
This was overlaid with supposedly-evenly-spaced stitches which we would use to form the stem-stitch on top.
Below I have done 2 rows of stem stitch, I will keep going until the circle is full up.
Honestly, I will. I just need to get some other bits and pieces
We also made a button using just thread and bullion knots.... no idea where the photos went though I gave the finished button to mum as she declared she wasn't making one!
Keep your eyes peeled for this finished piece in, oh, say 2 or 3 years?