Monday, 27 February 2012

TAST 2012 - chain stitch

Not a particular favourite, although I do like some of the variations - raised chain band and interlaced chain band. In this sample I've used plain old chain stitch as a marker for the placement of other stitches.

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Thursday, 16 February 2012

TAST 2012 - detached chain

Some little bits of detached chain stitch.

On the bottom line of my sampler:

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and the leaves on this little tag doll I made as a present.

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Monday, 13 February 2012

TAST 2012 some more herringbone and a little chevron

I did quite a bit on these stitches in previous TASTS. This time I'm concentrating on composite stitches and lacing.

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Some more laced herringbone stitches and a bit of play with chevron. I'd forgotten about chevron stitch - it would be good on my textile figurines.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

TAST 2012 - herringbone

I use herringbone stitch a lot. I've just used it to make this heart shaped tag for the Tag Tuesday challenge.

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Friday, 3 February 2012

Blog Flog

For those of you who haven't yet discovered it, I just thought I'd like to mention Elizabeth's blog Quieter Moments. Elizabeth started her blog to document her responses to Sharon B's challenges. It's absolutely full of stitch experiments and there is a stitch index in the sidebar of the blog. Elizabeth no longer posts to her blog, but she has kindly left it online for the enjoyment of other embroidery enthusiasts. Do go over and have a look, it's well worth it. You may need to settle down with a cuppa!