This weekend I took a 2 day pulled thread workshop offered by Janice Routley from the Regina Stitchery Guild. It was unfortunate that there were only 4 of us as it was a great class and it was super to learn this embroidery technique. Here Janice is demonstrating how to work the honeycomb stitch.
First I worked 2 diagonal rows of faggoting using #12 perle cotton on 28 count linen and then worked satin stitches on the outside. I worked the honeycomb pulled thread stitch in the first triangle and a staggered satin stitch on the right side. Not sure yet what pulled thread stitches I'm going to try in the other two but when I'm done I'm going to make this into a pincushion.
This also was worked on #28 count linen using #8 perle cotton thread. The hedebo buttonhole stitch is such a nice edging stitch. Once all the hedebo stitches were done I folded the material and worked a square stitch through the two thicknesses of material. By the end of the class my hand was a bit sore from pulling so hard. I have a ways to go but am going to make this into a small needlecase. It was a great class and I learned a lot and sad to say but I think it's another embroidery technique that is being lost and falling by the wayside.