This week’s TAST stitch
is closed woven picot leaf stitch. I remember stitching one for the Stitch
Explorer challenge needle weaving, but had no photo of it. Luckily that part of
my doodle cloth was still in my cupboard.
And here it is, my wonky closed
woven picot leaf stitch in stranded floss. I didn’t like this stitch in 2009
and never tried again. So this week I have an almost new stitch to learn!
I thought it would be
nice to share a few details of what’s left of my doodle cloth. This is part
of the pulled thread I tried for the Stitch Explorer challenge Casalguidi. I
used another part of this (that’s the missing circle in the first photo) behind
some cutwork here. These will get the same treatment on another block.
This is part of my work
for the Stitch Explorer challenge needle weaving. The petals are woven picots. I
think it’s time to give this embroidery a nice place in my studio journal.
A brown interwoven
diagonal cross stitch as a trial for my pleister and some pulled thread trials.
Sharon wrote about TAST next year, please visit Pin Tangle to read more about it.
Yesterday I shared the
last detail on this block, the buttonhole wheel cup. Now it’s damp stretched
and ready to add to the other blocks. But first I’m going to embroider my last
block and a few prairie points.
The TAST stitch for week
43 is buttonhole wheel cup. It was the perfect stitch to finish my rust dyed
sampler. First I made a buttonhole wheel cup in stranded floss, 2 threads for
the wheel and 4 threads for the edge.
This buttonhole wheel cup
is stitched in Caron Wildflowers. The complete sampler is on my Flickr-page.
I also added a big
buttonhole wheel cup at my 4th block for Karen’s class Embroider,
Embellish, Create. The thread is cotton a broder. With the same thread I added
some French knots and Sorbello stitches. I’m damp stretching it and hope to
share a photo of the finished block soon.
The TAST stitch for week 43
is buttonhole wheel cup. I still remember what happened when I stitched this
for TAST 2010, I couldn’t stop stitching until my 3 x 3 inch square was filled
with stitches! I posted a slideshow about the making of my
sampler here. The threads are perle 5, 8 and 12.
This detail is part of my last TAST 2010 sampler. I was catching up on the last stitches and repeated a lot
of the others. The thread is perle 8.
A detail on my embroidery
Touch. The thread is perle 5. It has an extra round of stitches and a French knot inside.
There are a few different
buttonhole wheel cups on my embroidery Nefertiti. This one is stitched in perle
5 and surrounded with a buttonhole bar and lots of French knots in different
A work in progress detail
on my embroidery Nefertiti. This buttonhole wheel cup is stitched in Stef
Francis spun silk with flames, a lovely thread that changes in colour and
In her post today, Sharon
asked us if we would like it if she continues with TAST next year. Please visit
Pin Tangle and tell her what you think of that.
The TAST stitch for week
42 is Italian knotted border stitch. I drew a lot of different ideas and I
started with this one on my black linen sampler. Unfortunately I didn’t succeed
to take a good photo of it.
Then I continued on my
Aida, much easier to count! The first row is a combo of buttonhole stitch and
Italian knotted border stitch in perle 5. The second variation is stitched with
2 threads of stranded silk.
I experimented a little
more with my first idea in the third row, the thread is stranded floss. The wide border is a combo of a woven Cretan stitch and Italian knotted border stitch.
The threads are perle 12 and stranded cotton and silk floss.
The 5th row is
a combo of Italian knotted border stitch and pistil stitch in perle 5. The last
row is a variation in Stef Francis spun silk with flames.
My day started with this
beautiful sunrise. It makes me want to grab my embroidery threads to find
And this is the progress
on my quilt. Last week I quilted the lines at the right side, all the way to the bottom
of the background. I start to think I could be halfway in 2 or 3 weeks! No
photo of the front this time, it was very blurry.
More info about Work In
Progress Wednesday at Pin Tangle.
This is the top left
corner of my fourth block for
Karen’s class Embroider, Embellish, Create. I attached the scrim with French
knots and bullion knots. Then I made lots of buttonhole stitches to get the
look I wanted. I’m very happy with the result!
The TAST stitch for week
41 is knotted loop stitch. It was the second stitch in TAST 2010. This detail
is part of the sampler I stitched at the time. It’s very small, only 1 x 1 cm.
The thread is Sulky cotton 30. More details of the same sampler here and here.
A seam on my crazy
ornament Snail in the garden. The thread is Sulky cotton 30, the same thread as
my first sample.
This is a detail on my ATC Blueprint. The knotted loop stitch in perle 8 is surrounded by Portuguese
stem stitches in perle 5 and 8.
My last detail is on a Halloween ornament I made last year. The knotted loop stitches inside the body
are stitched with 1 thread of stranded floss. The original pattern was completely
stitched in backstitches.