Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Old Portuguese border stitches

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.

6 comments:

  1. Goh, wat een hoop varianten van dezelfde steek. Vooral die cirkel vind ik erg mooi.
    Groetjes,
    Paula

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  2. So many lovely and neat variations! You did a great job of adding beads to this stitch.

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  3. Beautiful and colorful one with beads.

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  4. god to see such variety in this stitch, would never have thought of adding beads, must remember to when I use it on a piece of work.

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  5. I, too, like the addition of beads but my favourite is the wheel. Your blog is so full of inspiration, every entry is like a tutorial. THANK YOU!

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  6. The wheel is gorgeous ! I love it

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