The TAST stitch for week 47 is Portuguese border stitch. The first 3 samples are part of my TAST 2010 sampler. At the time I wanted to see if this stitch could be worked in a circle. First I made an 1 inch whipped wheel until there was just enough space left for the Portuguese border stitch on the spokes. I used a darker green for that and I embroidered it counter clockwise. That way I could first embroider the side next to the whipped wheel. It worked very well, when I was finished I couldn’t tell where I started it.
Here I added beads to the
Portuguese border stitch. I stitched the beginning a bit lose, so I could add a
bead there too.
This yellow and blue
variation was a strange experiment. I started to make foundation stitches and I
made them wider each time. I stitched this from the outside to the inside.
This is a seam on my TAST 2010 CQ. I made an extra stitch, so there are 3 threads next to each other
instead of 2.
My last sample is a
progress photo of my Pink ornament.
All samples are done in
perle 5, when stitched them I only had stranded floss and perle 5 in my stash.
This week I hope to stitch the Portuguese border stitch in different threads.