Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Take a Stitch Tuesday

Stitches 84 to 88

TAST Stitches 84 to 88

Four samples for TAST this week with Sharon b. at Pin Tangle

It has been a while since I did any embroidery samples. I love learning new stitches and seeing what can be done with them.

Sharon has been presenting a new stitch challenge every week at Take a Stitch Tuesday.
She is presently taking a breather but has promised to returned if there is enough interest.

There are now 140 stitches to choose from, so I still have over 50 to catch up.

After practicing the stitch around a 4” frame, I try to come with a design using that stitch.

Stitch 84 – Spiked Knotted Cable Chain

This stitch is easy once you get into the swing of it. The stitches in the border are the actual stitch. I think adding the french knots to the paisley shape makes it more interesting.

Spiked Knotted Cable Chain

Stitch 85– Raised Cup

I really like this stitch. Who would have thought you started with a triangle. I made the border by wrapping in the same way on straight stitches. I like the lumpy bumpy looks of it.

Raised Cup

Stitch 86 – Turkman Stitch

This stitch is nice whether in a straight or circular line.

Turkman Stitch

Stitch 87 – Buttonhole Picot (Version 1) made with Bullion Knot
Stitch 88 – Buttonhole Picot (Version 2) made with Chain

I found these stitches difficult to make, especially version one. It will definitely be version two if I make this again.

Buttonhole Picot (Version 1 and 2) 

Check out this site as well as the comments to see all the beautiful work going on there.

Happy Stitching,



Annet said...

Great samplers, love the grapes!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

this is very interesting