Monday, 8 March 2010

TAST 2010 - diamond stitch - UPDATE

TAST 2010 starts this week!

I had real problems with this stitch until I went to look at Mary Corbet's video and found out I was doing it all wrong! So, I started over again. It's a new stitch for me, so I gave it a good workout in different weights of thread.

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I found I had to be careful not to pull the the knot too soon. If you make a mistake it is quite difficult to unpick because of all those knots. There's lots of opportunity for embellishment with this stitch because of all the spaces and points. After finding out how to to it properly, it is less complicated and quicker than it looks, but I don't think it will be a favourite of mine.

To find out all about TAST 2010 click

and to find Mary Corbet's excellent stitch demonstration videos go to her blog, Needle'n'Thread and click on the link for Video Library of Stitches. Thanks Mary, you make it look easy!


I found I had a bit more time, so - I did a bit more:

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well, I couldn't leave it naked and unadorned, could I?!


Lakshmi said...

All Your samplers are too good..very perfect...

Anonymous said...

Spotted this yesterday when blog wandering, and thought it looked good. I agree, neateris better than varied in size etc, but I did also see a wonderful piece somewhere....Shall try and do the next one tonight - looks much simpler.
Sue McB

veena krishnakumar said...

wow!!!! so many ways to work the same stitch!! very nice