Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Old couching samples

The TAST stitch for week 9 is couching. Today I want to share a few other older samples before I start stitching new ones. On this first sample I couched a buckle with the Vandyke stitch and Stef Francis perle 5 on my TAST 2010 sampler. Then I made another row on both sides to fill the shape. I decorated it with French knots with DMC broder special.
Here I couched an acrylic knitting yarn with Italian knotted border stitch in perle 8 and mirrored every second stitch.
This is a detail on my floral sampler. I couched knitting yarn with herringbone stitches.
A CQ seam on my ornament Beezzz. I couched fancy knitting yarn in zigzags. 
It was inspired by this detail on Sharon’s bandsampler.
I remember having fun stitching my TAST 2007 sampler, it was one of my first embroideries. I couched cotton and acrylic yarn with 2 threads of stranded DMC and added different kind of beads.
My last sample is an ATC I made in 2009 for a yellow swap. I couched a fancy knitting yarn and added French knots and butterfly beads. The edge is a buttonhole stitch with beads.

7 comments:

  1. Thanks, Annet, for sharing all these inspiring examples!

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  2. Wonderful stitching, Annet! Thanks for your comment on my pebble. I'm off to couch!

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  3. Very nice and interesting samples!

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    1. Very nice and interesting samples!

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  4. each and every piece is so nice and inspiring.

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  5. Very nice Annet!! I especially like the last piece..

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  6. I like the spiral and yellow sample especially.

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