Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Old wheatear stitches

The TAST stitch for week 17 is wheatear stitch. I’ve used this stitch from time to time on the seams of my CQ, but always with stranded floss. My first detail is part of my TAST 2007 sampler. The fabric is muslin, so I made a grit with a water soluble pen. I added an extra straight stitch to the brown wheatear stitches.
On the same sampler I stitched a circle with wheatear stitches. I wrote about my complete TAST 2007 sampler here.
This is a seam on my crazy ATC Little Witch. I stitched the wheatear with 3 threads of stranded floss.
I think this is the last time I used wheatear stitch. It’s a seam on block 7 of my Crazy Monday quilt. I decorated the wheatear stitch with detached chain stitches at the arms and a French knot inside the loop.
I hope I have time to experiment with wheatear stitch, it’s a busy week again!

12 comments:

  1. Your work is so neat. You are very talented :)

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  2. love the wheatear circle/wreath~!
    very creative stitching.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  3. wow! beautiful! the first one is very interesting!
    hugs, Masha

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  4. think the circular one is beautiful you have got it so even and a perfect circle.Started to try this stitch and think I have had more trouble following instructions than any other but have got the hang of it now so will see what I can produce.

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  5. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful variations of this stitch!

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  6. Thank you for your wheat ear stitch samples. This is a new stitch for me as well. Hope to try to figure it out this evening.

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  7. Thank you for your comment on my blog Annet! These are lovely samples of the stitch, one new to me.

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  8. Annet, you have left a couple of comments on my blog, being a learner have been doing it wrong and instead of thanking you on your blog I have been thanking you on mine. Sorry for being so stupid! Not sure what the difference is in leaving comments on people`s blogs and them being a follower,you do not show up in my followers but you have left comments, no doubt the penny will drop soon. Thanks for your comments and I love looking at your stitching.Will have to spend some time goig through your blog, just noticed there is a section on redwork will take a quick peek!

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  9. very nice variations with this stitch. the star is a good idea.

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  10. Great stitching!! Love your "star" and the circle. Thanks for sharing with us.

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