Tuesday, February 19, 2013

From square herringbone to stem stitch

This week there are 2 TAST stitches, square herringbone and laced square herringbone. Last year I used a square herringbone variation on my black linen sampler. It was the start of the centre and it grew with every new stitch I added. 
I thought it would be nice to put them in one blog post and a slideshow
It started with a square herringbone with perle 12.
Then I added bullion knots with wool and cotton a broder.
I stitched half buttonhole wheels with cotton a broder above the bullion knots.
Then I added cast on stitches with perle 8 between the wheels.
Next I stitched pistil stitches and French knots with wool around it.
The last round is a beaded Hedebo edge with cotton a broder and 2 mm beads.
I wanted to separate the centre medallion from the other experiments on my black linen sampler. So I stitched a stem stitch around it with Rainbow gallery Fuzzy Stuf.
I’m still working on my February book page and hope to finish it in a few days. Then I can finally play with the last 3 TAST stitches and the first TAST challenge. I already doodled a page with triangular feather stitches and it would be fun to stitch them!

13 comments:

  1. The perfect TAST stitch sampler! SO beautiful.

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  2. to turn a plain stitch into this is amazing, had a go yesterday but could not follow the instructions for the laced one, maybe the brain will click in today!

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  3. you sew a wonderful sampler with this stitch

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  4. You have used the stitches so beautifully!

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  5. You really have a talent for developing stitches into a beautiful piece of embroidery!
    Barbara

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  6. Wow, it is wonderfull, and your step by step is so clear. thanks for sharing it !

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  7. WOW! I love this piece, the progress,the stitches, their combination, colours. totally a beautiful work of embroidery.Congrats!

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  8. Wat heb je dat leuk gedaan! Heel apart!

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  9. You have turned the stitches into a lovely flowery sample.
    Thanks for the comments on my blog on my doily.

    www.shamiatcraft.blogspot.com

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  10. This is a wonderful demonstration of what can be achieved with this stitch.

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  11. Lovely work with lots of imagination

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  12. And the result is really wonderful

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  13. WOW- what a gorgeous work! Looks wonderful, Annet!

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