Saturday, December 1, 2012

Arrowhead stitch

The TAST stitch for week 48 is arrowhead stitch. I stitched another 2 x 2 inch sampler on my Aida. First I made stacked rows of arrowhead stitches with different threads. From top to bottom: 2 threads of stranded floss, perle 8, Stef Francis spun silk with flames, 4 threads of stranded silk, perle 12 and perle 5.
Here I made arrowhead stitches with perle 5 and detached chain stitches with 
2 threads of stranded floss.
Four rows of arrowhead stitches with Stef Francis spun silk with flames. I decorated it with small bugle beads and stitched straight stitches inside both outside rows with stranded silk.
I found this threaded arrowhead stitch in module 5 of Sharon’s stitch files. It’s done in perle 5.
Take a closer look at my complete sampler here.

7 comments:

  1. Die met de kralen erin vind ik heel bijzonder.
    Groetjes,
    Paula

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  2. Beautiful- especially the colours are great!

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  3. Perfect samples -as you always make them.

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  4. I thought this stitch would always have a sharp look but by blending in Detatched Chain stitches or thread them the get a much softer look. The Arrowhead stitch also changes a lot with the angle; I think my favourite is the sharp one worked with bugle beads.
    It is always a pleasure to look at work.

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  5. you always manage to push the stitch further and give inspiration to the rest of us, agree with Queenie re the softness.

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  6. lovely experiments of this stitch. Thanks for sharing
    chitra

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