The Easiest Turkey Work Ever!

If you can stitch basketweave, you can stitch Cut Turkey Work. Sally at Rainbow Gallery taught me this trick--she was taught by Susan Portra.

Use a long length of thread--Glisten by Rainbow Gallery makes a wonderful cut turkey work thread. Go down from the front of the canvas, leaving a tail. Stitch basketweave, leaving loops on the front for the canvas.

 This photo shows the start of the stitch at the top. The lower right shows a partially worked area.

This photo shows the start of the stitch at the top. The lower right shows a partially worked area.

Hold the loops out of the way as you stitch. When you have stitched the area, cut the loops and trim carefully.

 Trimmed Turkey Work at the top, untrimmed lower right.

Trimmed Turkey Work at the top, untrimmed lower right.

Never fear Turkey Work again!