Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Old Italian knotted border stitches

This week’s TAST stitch is Italian knotted border stitch. The first samples are part of my TAST 2010 sampler. This butterfly is stitched with perle 12. The large wings are made of 2 small Italian knotted border stitches inside a large one.
This sample is stitched with Caron Wildflowers. The stitches are wider and 
I worked them from left to right inside each other.
Here I experimented with Stef Francis perle 5 thread. The pattern appeared when 
I was stitching.
The last sample on my TAST 2010 sampler. Two opposite rows of Italian knotted border stitches with perle 5.
A seam on my crazy ornament Snail in the garden. This is done with 2 threads of stranded DMC color variations.
This last sample is a seam on my ATC Crazy X-mas 2-2. I couched the gold ribbon with Italian knotted border stitches with 2 threads of stranded DMC color variations.
This is one of those stitches I forgot, so it will be fun to rediscover it again!

8 comments:

  1. So many wonderful variations and it looks like you've enjoyed using this stitch. Thanks for posting all your samples. They are very helpful :)

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  2. Leuk idee, die vlinder, met die kraal. Ga ik onthouden.
    Groetjes,
    Paula

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  3. How different they all look! I especially like the pattern created with the yellow Stef Francis perle.

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  4. your stitch samples are so beautiful - and the butterfly is lovely!

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  5. think I am going to use this stitch quite a bit, good selection you have here, the random dyed thread show up well

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  6. Your samplers are always a true pleasure to see! Thanks!

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  7. The samples of this stitch are so inspiring and beautiful. you have done a wonderful job.

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  8. Lovely variation. I especially like the chevron and corner patterns.

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