In this video Laura shows how a very traditional embroidery stitch can be used to create drifts of colour and texture at the same time as quilting the layers of your quilt. She explains how her closely spaced, handworked seed stitches modify the perceived colour of the fabric below and how they can be used to either blend colours or to emphasise them. Laura shows how receptive the heavily stitched fabric is to applications of fabric pastel if you choose to involve a final layer of colour once the quilting is complete. You’ll see lots of examples of the seed stitch technique involved very effectively in quilts that Linda and Laura have made over the years.
Simple stitches are often the most useful. In this workshop Laura explores the versatile Seed Stitch.