Sunday, February 26, 2012

TAST 2012: Herringbone, Chevron and Detached Chain Stitches

I’m not quite (but very nearly) caught up with my TAST stitching. DH and I have been ill with some sort of cold or flu for the past week or so – stuffy heads and zero energy… We’re both just beginning to feel better.

The first photo shows two versions of the double herringbone stitch, both of which are illustrated in Sharon B’s Stitch Dictionary. The next one shows a couple rows of Chevron stitch combinations. In the third photo, I appliquéd a piece of felt to my sampler and stitched some lazy daisies (detached chain stitches). These flowers were inspired by one of my favorite embroidery books, The Embroiderer’s Floral, by Janet Haigh.

Also, I have been working on a doll outfit trimmed with zigzag chain stitches over rickrack (fun, but time consuming!) I will add a photo soon.

Friday, February 03, 2012

TAST 2012: Cretan Stitch

I’m a week overdue on my TAST stitches! Here is my sampler with stacked Cretan stitches and a row of knotted Cretan stitches. Below, I added a little felted piece with knotted Cretan stitches that I made for the original TAST a few years ago.