Saturday, April 20, 2013

Diamond stitch

TAST stitch 60 is diamond stitch. I already stitched a lot of experiments on my TAST 2010 sampler and didn’t think I could come up with something new. Luckily I was inspired by Barbara’s experiment with diamond and herringbone stitch
I started with a diamond stitch in Stef Francis perle 5.
Then I added a herringbone stitch as if I was stitching a double herringbone. The thread is perle 5.
Now I could weave another row of herringbone stitches through the first herringbone row and the diamond stitch. Here I put the needle over the diamond stitch and under the herringbone stitch.
In the second part of the herringbone I put the needle under the diamond stitch and over the herringbone stitch of the previous row.
My finished stitch combo.
Here I did almost the same, but now with 2 rows of diamond stitches. The threads are perle 5.
Again almost the same, but now I stitched a combo of woven diamond and Cretan stitches. The threads are perle 5 and Caron Wildflowers. It would have been nice to add French knots or beads, but there was not enough space for them on my sampler.
Take a closer look at my diamond stitch sampler here.

4 comments:

  1. These combinations are all impressive and make beautiful border decorations. Personally I am quite fond of the last combo as the Cretan stitches protrude outside the band.

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  2. another great descriptive blog on the latest tast stitch, you share so much with us many thanks.

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  3. So kind of you to mention my sample! :)
    Playing with stitch is a great way to come up with new combinations and yours are great!
    Barbara

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  4. This has inspired me. I'm going to have a go at this on my sampler.

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