Sunday, August 19, 2012

Pekinese stitch

The TAST stitch for week 33 is Pekinese stitch. I wanted to build on the experiments in my Pekinese stitch ornament and combined the Pekinese stitch with herringbone stitches for more contrast. First I stitched all rows of backstitches and herringbone stitches. Then I made the Pekinese stitches with 4 threads of yellow stranded silk. I turned my work for every second row of Pekinese stitches. The herringbone stitch is done in 2 threads of stranded floss. The backstitches are all different threads, from top to bottom: perle 12, Stef Frances spun silk with flames, perle 5, 4 threads of stranded floss, perle 8 and perle 5. This 2 x 2 inch or 5 x 5 cm sampler is stitched on 18 count Aida. There’s a bigger photo of this sampler on my Flickr-page.

2 comments:

  1. Ik ben elke keer weer verbaasd over de verschillende steken en de mooie werkstukken die je ermee maakt. Dat Pekinese stitch ornament is echt mooi! Net een Mandela.

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  2. This is so amazing as a fill in stitch! Love it! The colors you chose look very pretty together also!
    Julie

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