Wednesday, 15 February 2012

TAST 2012–Week 7–Detached Chain Stitch

I just played with the stitch on black and white squares – with added beads…

7.Week 7 - Detached Chain Stitch

Saturday, 11 February 2012

TAST 2012–Week 6–Chevron Stitch

This is my offering in Chevron Stitch for Week 6 of TAST over on Pintangle.
I think it has a bit of a Weeping Willow look about it and it incorporates Chevron Stitch, Half Chevron Stitch and Whipped Chevron Stitch.
It’s worked on shirt fabric – built in guidelines!
I used various perlé and other cotton yarns as well as a glittery fringed thread.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

TAST 2012 - Week 5 - Herringbone Stitch

This is also known as Plaited Stitch, Catch Stitch, Fishnet Stitch, Witch Stitch, Mossoul Stitch, Russian Stitch and Russian Cross Stitch.

Worked on space dyed cotton with space dyed viscose ribbon and cotton.

5.Week 5 - Herringbone Stitch

TAST 2012 - Week 4–Cretan Stitch

Also called Persian Stitch, Long Armed Feather Stitch or Quill Stitch.

I sewed on space dyed calico with space dyed cotton and viscose threads.

4.Week 4 - Cretan Stitch

Thursday, 19 January 2012

TAST 2012 - Week 3–Feather Stitch

This week on Pintangle it’s feather stitch.

I worked this on aida and calico that I space dyed.

I used wool, space dyed cotton and viscose, perlé and metallic threads.

3.Week 3 - Feather Stitch

Thursday, 12 January 2012

TAST 2012 - Week 2–Buttonhole Stitch

Week 2 of TAST 2012 on

This is worked on dyed hessian fabric.

I tried buttonhole wheel, barred buttonhole wheel, long and short buttonhole, buttonhole stitch shading, up and down buttonhole and saw tooth buttonhole – lots of buttonholes but not many holes!

2.Week 2 - Buttonhole Stitch

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

TAST 2012 Week 1–Fly Stitch

This is the first challenge for Take a Stitch Tuesday on Sharon Boggon’s Pintangle blog at

I worked the stitches on space dyed cotton towelling with lots of different threads and used beads in some of the samples.

Fly stitch is an open detached chain stitch with lots of possible variations and can be like a “V” or a “Y” depending on the length of the anchoring stitch…

1.Week 1 - Fly Stitch