Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Take a Stitch Tuesday

Stitches 10 to 16

TAST Stitches 10 to 16
I did not post last week, so lots of samples this week for TAST with Sharon b. at Pin Tangle. 

Stitch 10 – Running Stitch

Running Stitch

This was inspired by this photo of a January sunset. During the summer the sun sets further to right but in winter it sets directly across the lake from our house.
It did not quite turn out the way I envisioned, maybe another stitch would have worked better.

January Sunset
Sitch 11 – Whipped Wheel

Whipped Wheels

I learned to make these in a Sue Spargo workshop, I love them.  The fluffy green one was made with what I think is called eyelash yarn.

Stitch 12 – Barred and Alternating Barred Chain

Barred and Alternating Barred Chain

I need more work with this one. I liked how the ribbon turned, could work for stem and leaves.

Stitch 13 – Satin Stitch

Satin Stitch

This is very difficult to do. A friend said that “That's what your machine is for”. I agree.

I do like the flowers, though.

Stitch 14 – Stem Stitch

Stem Stitch

The very first stitch I learned from my grandmother.

Here is my first embroidery, all wrinkled and stained.

First Embroidery when about 8 years old.

Stitch 15 – French knot

French Knots

French knot is my  favourite stitch ever.

Stitch 16 – Wheatear Stitch

Wheatear Stitch

I had never heard of this stitch but really like it. Saw the fishes on some of the blogs and just had to add some in.

I will link up to TAST at Pin Tangle

Sharon is now at Stitch 68, only 50 more to catch up!!!

Check out the comments to see all the beautiful work going on there.

Happy Stitching,



Annet said...

I enjoyed looking at your samples! The sunset in running stitches is very pretty, in embroidery it always looks different. Love the whipped wheels, especially the fluffy one. And satin stitch is easier if you stitch over a split stitch outline, it gives a neat edge. Thanks for sharing you first embroidery, a real treasure. Your grape hyacinth French knots are gorgeous!

Queeniepatch said...

You have put in so much work in catching up with TAST. The rest of us usually do one stitch a week!
I like your Running stitch sunset, it is a good 'sketching' stitch, as is the Stem stitch. My favourite is your use of the French knots, and of course the charming fish in the seaweed.
Keep up the good work!

Liz Eph said...

You're going great guns here. I'm really chuffed to see the fish - they were my idea :-) see shoal of minnows at the bottom. http://thethreadbear.blogspot.fr/2012/12/french-knot-and-wheatear-stitch.html

Angela said...

So creative!

Anonymous said...

You really have worked hard!! A lovely selection of stitches, Well done!