This week’s TAST challenge is bonnet stitch.When I saw this stitch worked in a circle on Sharon’s blog, I knew I had to try this on a mirror/shisha.When worked on a mirror/shisha, the stitch has to be worked close to each other.Below is the sunbonnet mirror work tutorial:
Draw a 2.5cm diameter circle.Fix a mirror (1.25cm diameter) in the middle with straight and diagonal stitches.Bring the needle up near the mirror.Work a straight vertical stitch and come up at a point to the left of this stitch.
Bring the needle under the straight stitch.
Bring the needle and thread over and under the foundation stitches, as shown.
Take a stitch from right to left at the position shown. (Please refer Sharon’s tutorial to understand this better)
Pull the thread (use equal tension all around to get beautiful, rounded center).Enter the needle in the same hole as the previous one and bring it up at the left.Wrap the thread under the needle and pull through.
Once again, bring the needle and thread over and under the foundation stitches.Continue as above.
You can see here that the loops at the base of the bonnet stitch are actually worked on the foundation stitches.
This is the position where you should end your stitch.
Mission accomplished!What do you think?