Wednesday, 25 January 2012

TAST 2012 - combining with Cretan!


Cretan stitch is one of my all-time favourites. It's got rhythm! I use it a lot on my textile figures and I like to lace it or combine it with other stitches.

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It's only Wednesday! What am I going to do for the rest of the week?

Add a couple more rows!

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Monday, 23 January 2012

TAST 2012 - buttonhole and feather...

One week late with the buttonhole. Although it's probably my favourite stitch, I think I flogged it to death in previous TASTs!

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Buttonhole at the top, feather at the bottom.

Monday, 9 January 2012

TAST2012 - A little bit more fly stitch

You can use it for applique!

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A very simple design with shapes cut from washing up cloths, just to try out the effect of using fly stitch for applique.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

TAST2012 - stitchin' on the fly!

It's the first week of TAST2012! Find out all about it here.
The first stitch for the challenge is an  old favourite - fly stitch.

This time around I concentrated on stitching in rows:

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Here are some close-ups:

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I didn't count the stitches carefully, because this linen is a finer count than I would normally use. To help to keep the rows straight I withdrew a thread.

Perle cotton on medium count evenweave linen.