Sunday, 14 April 2013

Breton Stitch

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Breton stitch, in two sizes. Herringbone with a twist! Embellished with straight and fly stitches.
And a bit more................

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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Squared herringbone

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Some squared herringbone filled in with needle felted fibres. Made as presents.


Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Basque Stitch

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A little bit of Basque stitch. The row in dark red. I was going to add some woven detached chain, but it was too small, so I just filled in the chain with a straight stitch. 

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Triangle Feather Stitch

Another stitch new to me!

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Sailor stitch

A little bit of sailor stitch:

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Another nice stitch. Of course, I would like it, it involves my old favourite buttonhole!

Monday, 18 March 2013

A little bit more..................

I've just added a round of inverted feather stitch to this piece.

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It's the round in darker green. I like this stitch, I shall use it again I'm sure.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Herring Bones

Herringbone has to be one of my favourite stitches. Especially raised herringbone band. I did a lot of that in previous TAST challenges. Here, instead of a satin stitch foundation, I have used other stitches then "herringboned" on top. You get a nice effect of appliqued braid.
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Row 1 is laced herringbone
Row 2 is herringbone over cretan
Row 3 is herringbone over chevron
Row 4 is herringbone over laced chevron
The background fabric is fine scraps of wool roving (sliver) and silk needlefelted to a piece of eco felt by machine, then machine quilted.
I am planning to participate in the Design Challenges, so there may well be more of these samples!

TAST 2013

Sharon Boggon's Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge will continue to run this year, with a few changes. You can find out all about it here on Sharon's blog. I didn't keep up too well with TAST 2012, partly because I was busy and away for quite a while - I think the Design Challenge may suit me better this year. I'm looking forward to it.