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Bamboo Tea Tray, Clue 8
September 1, 2015, 7:21 am
Filed under: Bamboo Tea Tray, Melita's Designs

The eighth clue in the Stitching Games 2015 run by stitcherie is “apple”. Since I saw others already used the Issac Newton gravity connection, I decided to go with the other apple guy who, as it turns out, introduced apples to the state I now live in (PA). John Chapman, often called Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as the northern counties of present day West Virginia.

The popular image is of Johnny Appleseed spreading apple seeds randomly, everywhere he went. With that in mind, like seeds falling randomly, I created a random stitch pattern for the sides. It’s not irregular continental, oblique beaty, or nobuko. The closest it comes to is Kennan but it is still different from any of the diagonal stitches in The Needlepoint Book by Jo Ippolito Christensen. I’m not going to check other books. Here’s the diagram:



And, the piece:

Apple August


2 Comments so far
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I like the stitch. It fills in the canvas nicely with a raised pattern effect.

Comment by brendasneedlepointstudioblog

Yes, it does have texture. The next clue is “Hello, Mrs. Pot” – what’s that supposed to mean? I am clueless.

Comment by melitastitches4fun

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