Friday, February 1, 2013

TAST 49 & 50

This year I’m going to use the TAST stitches on projects I’m working on. The knotted feather stitch was perfect for my 4th Crazy White block. I used white perle 5 for it.
This is a progress photo of the cross stitched butterfly. It’s stitched with cotton a broder with waste canvas attached to my block. I found the butterfly pattern in my book ‘Merk - en stoplappen’ by M.G.A. Schippers-van Lottum.
And here’s my butterfly after removing the waste canvas.
This week’s TAST stitch is inverted feather stitch, a new stitch for me! I used it to connect block 1 and 5 of Karen’s class embroider, embellish, create. I used white perle 8 for it. It was not such a good idea to use it this way, I had to stab stitch it with all those layers of fabric.
Here's a detail of that seam, I think it looks nice for a first time.
Of course I want to experiment with the inverted feather stitch, but I promised myself not to stitch TAST samplers. I hope to share my solution in a few days.

8 comments:

  1. stitching worked well here, the waste canvas is great for dong counted work on fabric that is not evenweave, reminds me I need to buy some more.

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  2. Ik vind het heel bijzonder dat je steeds weer nieuwe toepassingen weet te bedenken. Heel inspirerend!
    Groetjes,
    Paula

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  3. Nu snap ik eindelijk wat "waste canvas" is. Die class van Karen Ruane ziet er intrigerend uit. Dank je wel voor de foto's.

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  4. It is amazing to hear there is a stitch you have not use yet! When you used it, however, for the first time it looks great, and proves that your are indeed experienced.
    The Knotted Feather has found a good home on the Crazy White block, as has the butterfly.
    It is always lovely to see your work.

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  5. your butterfly complements your piece beautifully

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  6. Wow, this is so wonderful.

    Greetings from Germany,
    Grit

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