Sunday, December 16, 2012

Berry stitch

The TAST stitch for this week is berry stitch. I filled another 2 x 2 inch square on my Aida sampler. While I was stitching, I discovered it was easier to use my needle when I pulled the thread in the second step. I put my needle under the first chain stitch with the thread of the second chain stitch under the needle.
Here I experimented with different threads and colors. I used perle 12, 8 and 5. The green berry stitches in the centre are done with all three. I started with the perle 12.
A classic use of the berry stitch inside a feather stitch. The threads are perle 8 and stranded floss.
Two rows of herringbone stitches in stranded silk with berry stitches in perle 12.
Here I stitched the berry stitches with red perle 5 and green perle 8. The French knots are done with 4 threads of stranded silk.
My complete sampler is here.

9 comments:

  1. What a great idea to use your needle under the first stitch while pulling up the second stitch. I had to go back with a tapestry needle to lift the first stitch after doing the second one ..... this is much better! Thanks so much for sharing that tip. Love all your examples too!
    SusieW

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  2. Annet, all samples are beautiful!!
    hugs,
    Masha

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  3. As always very beutiful examplles for the stitch of the week! Thank you, Annet!

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  4. Toch een heel apart effect als je twee kleuren gebruikt.

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  5. I saw these on flickr and thought how beautiful they are.....
    http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/

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  6. Thank you for sharing the needle trick. Your Berry stitches ARE very perfect and especially when they are worked in two colours.
    I love the stitch combinations you have made.

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  7. a great tip, tanks for sharing it and great samples

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  8. Alweer zo'n mooie sampler. De vlakverdeling vind ik erg leuk gekozen!
    Groetjes,
    Paula

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  9. Lovely samples. I like the berry/feather combination.

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