Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Old rice and square boss stitches

TAST stitch 108 is rice stitch and TAST stitch 109 is square boss. TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday, an embroidery challenge at Pin Tangle.

When I saw these new TAST stitches I knew I had some old samples to share. 
I hope you enjoy them. My first samples are part of my TAST 2007 sampler, which I stitched in July 2009. I used stranded floss, 4 threads for the square boss and 
2 and 4 threads for the rice stitch. This is a combo of both stitches.
A square of rice stitches in different colour combo’s on the same sampler.
An experiment with square boss in green and red.
Another experiment with square boss on the same sampler. I stitched the second part of the stitch in diamond shape.
Here I translated a cross stitch pattern to rice stitch, I doodled this little house myself (I don’t think I could call it a design!). Feel free to use it. This is the last detail on my TAST 2007 sampler, take a closer look at the complete sampler here.
This combo of Cretan stitch and square boss is part of my PLOS sampler for week 5. The threads are perle 5.
My last sample is a puzzle picture. It’s a detail of the canvas stitches on my embroidery Relief, which I made for Sharon’s sumptuous surface class. There are different canvas stitches, including scattered rice stitches. It’s stitched in Stef Francis spun silk with flames, a nice thread that changes in thickness and colour. The second thread is Rainbow Gallery Treasure Braid in shiny green. Shiny threads are hard to photograph!
 There are more rice stitches in this purple part, you can see a larger detail here.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter chickens

I knitted 2 Easter chickens, one for me and one for a dear friend. The English pattern is called Esther,Ernie & Enid Easter Chickens. Luckily I found the Dutch translation with lots of progress photo’s here.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Page 134-135

Another collage in my altered book Een stem van papier. It’s the last spread of the book, but it’s not finished yet. I randomly finish the pages, I think I’m halfway by now.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easter egg ornament

I turned my cross stitched Easter bunny into an ornament. The pattern came from Anna 3-2013.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Beaded triangular buttonhole stitch

TAST stitch 102 is beaded triangular buttonhole stitch. TAST stands for Take A Stitch Tuesday, an embroidery challenge at Pin Tangle.
I used this stitch to decorate a seam on block 4 for my Crazy White quilt. I added slipped detached chain stitches and detached chain stitches in the valleys of the triangles. The threads are perle 8 and cotton a broder. Just click the photo to take a closer look at my stitches.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Zentangle challenge #162

This week’s zentangle challenge at I am the diva is to use a string made of your initials. I’ve used Rixty, Balloya, Printemps, ‘Nzeppel and Quib. I forgot to take a photo of my string, so I drew it on my computer afterwards.
my string AS

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Work In Progress Wednesday - April 9

Today my sewing machine came home, it’s repaired and I’m looking forward to finish the last pages of my TAST 2012 fabric book.

This week I finished a languishing project: my second pebble for the pebble adventure at StitchinFingers, which I started in March 2012.
The muslin for this pebble is rust dyed by me in a tin box. I wrote about that here. There are many TAST stitches on this pebble (clicking the name of the stitch will bring you to my post, clicking the TAST stitch will bring you to Sharon’s tutorial for the stitch):
buttonhole bars & whipped spokes (these are no TAST stitches)
ghiordes knot (no TAST stitch, but there’s a link to a video tutorial in my post)
I turned this second pebble into a CD ornament. The fabric is stretched over an old CD with batting, just like the backside. I attached an organza hanging loop and sewed both sides together. I couched fluffy knitting yarn to the edge of my ornament.
Work In Progress Wednesday is a support group to encourage people to complete languishing projects, Works In Slow Progress or UFO’s.
More info at Pin Tangle.